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Chelsea Street Bridge, May 2011 The signature $125 million Chelsea Street Bridge project moves into its next critical phase with demolition of the existing bridge and construction of the remaining portions of the new lift structure.

To allow for the work, beginning on Wednesday June 1st, at 12:00 AM and continuing through Thursday, December 1st, the Chelsea Street bridge over Chelsea Creek at the Boston/Chelsea line will be closed.

The navigable channel beneath the bridge will remain open throughout the six-month closure period, except when approved by the Coast Guard.  Channel closures will be coordinated through the Coast Guard and broadcast to mariners on Coast Guard Notices. 

Detours will be in place. All northbound vehicles destined to Chelsea will be directed east on Curtis Street; turn right onto ramp from Route 1A (McClellan Highway) south towards East Boston/Winthrop; left under the Route 1A viaduct; left onto Chaucer Street; bear left onto ramp to Route 1A north; bear right and enter Mahoney Circle/Bell Circle; stay to the right around circle and take fourth exit to Route 1A south; bear right onto Route 16 west; right onto ramp to Route 107 (Broadway) south; slight left onto Eastern Avenue.

Southbound cars and light trucks destined to East Boston will be directed north on Eastern Avenue; turn slight right onto Broadway; right onto ramp to Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway) east; right onto Route 145 (Revere Beach Parkway) east; right onto ramp to Route 1A (McClellan Highway) south; right onto Curtis Street.

Southbound heavy trucks destined to East Boston will be directed north on Eastern Avenue; turn slight right onto Broadway; right onto ramp to Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway) east; keep left and enter Mahoney Circle/Bell Circle; stay to the right around circle and take fourth exit to Route 1A south; right onto Curtis Street.

The Chelsea Street Bridge project involves the replacement of a truss-type structure that spans 450 feet and will provide 175 feet of vertical clearance when raised.  The new bridge will provide for four lanes of traffic two pedestrian sidewalks.  The project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2012.

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