Effective today, the BU Bridge has reopened to one lane onto the bridge transitioning into two lanes exiting the bridge at both the Boston and Cambridge approaches, seen today at left. Two dedicated 5-foot bike lanes run adjacent to the sidewalks.
The project began in 2009 and has included a full deck replacement, sidewalk rehabilitation, bridge superstructure reconstruction, and a new environmentally friendly drainage system. The bridge rehabilitation has preserved original historic elements of the bridge. The BU Bridge project is one of the Charles River Basin projects funded by the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair and replace structurally-deficient bridges.
Finishing work should be completed by the end of 2011 and tree plantings will be completed in the spring of 2012.
Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting Set posted on Jun 24
MassDOT has scheduled a fourth Casey Arborway Project Construction Update Meeting as follows: Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-8:30 PM, Boston English High School Auditorium 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain The purpose of this meeting will be to provide the community with an update on the progress …Continue Reading Casey Arborway Project Public Meeting Set
Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration posted on Jun 23
MassDOT announced that the restoration of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the historic Longfellow Bridge will be complete in late July. The downstream towers have been replaced on the bridge, and barges are transporting the last stones for installation on them. The capstones …Continue Reading Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration
New Tunnels Gantry Infrastructure to be Installed posted on Jun 22
MassDOT has announced that new infrastructure for two vertical gantry supports on the East Boston sides of the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels will begin to be installed late tonight, June 22. Installation work will continue during off-peak hours during the next several days with gantries …Continue Reading New Tunnels Gantry Infrastructure to be Installed