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The new Frances “Fanny” Appleton Pedestrian Bridge, left, and the restored Longfellow Bridge, right.

The new Frances “Fanny” Appleton Pedestrian Bridge upon completion, left.

MassDOT will implement lane and full closures on Storrow Drive in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge from Wednesday, August 29, to Sunday, September 16, to safely demolish the existing Frances Appleton Pedestrian Bridge above the roadway.

 The closures will occur as follows:

Wednesday, August 29, through Friday, August 31

  • Single lane closure on Storrow Drive eastbound from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day
  • Single lane closure on Storrow Drive eastbound from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM each night
  • Double lane closure on Storrow Drive eastbound from 11:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following morning

Tuesday, September 4, through Friday, September 14

  • Single lane closure on Storrow Drive east and westbound from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM each night
  • Double lane closure on Storrow Drive east and westbound from 11:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following morning
  • Single lane closure on the Storrow Drive eastbound off-ramp to Charles Circle from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM each night, full closure from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning (see detour route below)

Saturday, September 15

  • Full closure of Storrow Drive eastbound from 12:00 AM to 7:00 AM (see detour route below)
  • Single lane closure on Storrow Drive east and westbound from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Double lane closure on Storrow Drive east and westbound from 11:00 PM until 5:00 AM the following morning

Sunday, September 16

  • Full closure of Storrow Drive westbound from 12:00 AM to 7:00 AM (see detour route below)

Detour route for Storrow Drive eastbound: From Storrow Drive eastbound, take the exit on the right toward Government Center/Kendall Square/Cambridge (Mugar Way off-ramp). Turn left at the light onto Charles Street and stay to the right under the MBTA Red Line. Use the right lanes to continue onto Charles Street toward Storrow Drive eastbound. Merge onto Storrow Drive eastbound.

Detour route for Storrow Drive westbound: From Storrow Drive westbound, take the exit on the left toward Government Center/Kendall Square. Follow the signs to Government Center traveling under the MBTA Red Line and then left. Bear right immediately after going under the MBTA Red Line again and follow the detour signs to continue on Cambridge Street for about ½ mile. Continue onto Tremont Street for about ½ mile. Turn right onto Boylston Street and take a right onto Charles Street. Stay in the left lane on Charles Street and turn left on Beacon Street. Turn right onto Berkeley Street and use the left lane to take the on-ramp to Storrow Drive westbound.

Detour route for Mugar Way Off-Ramp: Continue on Storrow Drive eastbound and keep right to follow the signs for 1-93 South. Use the right lane toward North Station and take an immediate right on Martha Road, which becomes Lomasney Way. Keep right and turn right onto Staniford Street. Turn left onto Cambridge Street for Government Center or turn right onto Cambridge Street and go left under the MBTA Red Line to cross over to Charles Street or continue onto the Longfellow Bridge for Cambridge.

The roadway in this area consists of three lanes in each direction. WSC will make every effort to minimize noise and traffic impacts during the overnight work hours.

For more information, please visit the project website. For questions or to report issues related to construction, please call the project hotline at 617-519-9892 or email longfellowbridge@state.ma.us.

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