MassDOT will begin demolition work on the Cedar Street Bridge over Route 9 in Wellesley on July 1, 2011. This "Heavy Lift" project is being undertaken as part of the Patrick-Murray Accelerated Bridge Program and will replace the entire Cedar Street Bridge in a single weekend.
On Friday, July 1 at 10 PM, MassDOT will close the portion of Route 9 and Cedar Street within the work area, demolish the existing superstructure, and move the new replacement superstructure into place with special remote-controlled machines, all within a 72-hour time period. The replacement superstructure is being built in the work area immediately northeast of the existing bridge and entirely outside of the roadway.
Detours will be in place during the process from July 1, 2011 at 10 PM to July 4, 2011 at 10 PM.
Route 9 Detour
Westbound traffic will be routed onto the exit ramp off Route 9, cross Cedar Street and take the entrance ramp back onto Route 9 just west of the existing bridge.
Eastbound traffic will follow the east bound exit ramp onto Worcester Street, cross Cedar Street and re-enter Route 9 via the entrance ramp east of the bridge.
Cedar Street Detour
Southbound traffic travelling on Cedar Street will turn right onto Route 9 westbound and reverse direction at the next intersection, returning to Cedar Street south of the work zone via the exit ramp.
Northbound traffic travelling on Cedar Street will enter Route 9 eastbound and reverse direction at the next intersection, returning to Cedar Street north of the work zone via the exit ramp.
During the weekend work, MassDOT’s contractor will provide shuttle service to pedestrians crossing Route 9 via Cedar Street. For more information on the project, please see the project website.
Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update posted on Aug 21
MassDOT next week will begin preparations to replace the Route 2 Bridges over I-95 in Lexington by implementing a traffic shift on Route 2 east and westbound. The work to prepare for the shift requires lane closures from 8:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 Bridges Project Update
Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase
Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule