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.
MassDOT Launches Two Improved Traffic Websites posted on Jul 1
MassDOT today announced the relaunch of two improved live traffic websites to provide motorists with better access to real-time traffic information, including access to more than 350 live streaming traffic cameras across the Commonwealth. The enhancements are part of MassDOT’s effort to provide drivers with information …Continue Reading MassDOT Launches Two Improved Traffic Websites
Fall River Milestone: New Route 79 Southbound Roadway Open posted on Jul 1
MassDOT contractors in Fall River have reached another milestone with the opening of the new Route 79 southbound roadway. The temporary off-ramp from Route 79 South to South Davol Street has been closed. Southbound traffic from Davol Street will continue to use South Davol Street …Continue Reading Fall River Milestone: New Route 79 Southbound Roadway Open
Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel posted on Jun 29
MassDOT encourages the public to travel safely on the 4th of July holiday weekend, drive during lower volume times on major roadways, and use public transportation where possible. MassDOT suspends all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12 p.m., Friday, July 1, through the …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for July 4 Travel