Post Content

Longfellow Bridge 2MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows:

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00-9:00 pm, MIT, Building E25, Room 111, 45 Carleton Street, Cambridge

Complete rehabilitation of the iconic Longfellow Bridge will begin this summer. The meeting will include presentation of details on Phase 1 of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project and the Traffic Stage 1 shift to be implemented in mid-July by the design/build (D/B) team, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC).

Stage 1 work will close the west side of the bridge for construction and shift Boston bound traffic to the east side. Cambridge bound traffic will be detoured using a signed route from Charles Circle to Land Boulevard using Leverett Circle and Monsignor O’Brien HighwayPedestrian and bicycle access and MBTA Red Line service will be maintained throughout construction.

Staff from WSC will describe traffic monitoring and management plans at the meeting.Following the presentation, MassDOT and D/B staff will lead a discussion to gather public comments and answer questions.

The rehabilitation project will address the bridge’s current structural deficiencies, upgrade its structural capacity and bring it up to modern code, including improved multimodal access and bridge-to-city-street connections to meet accessibility guidelines. The repairs and modifications will be consistent with the historic character of the bridge and comply with environmental standards. The end result will be a signature bridge ready for many more years of service. 

To be added to the project email or US Mail distribution lists, contact Stephanie Boundy at 857-368-8904 or stephanie.boundy@state.ma.us. For construction related questions, complaints or issues, contact the project hotline, 617-519-9892, or email address, longfellowbridge@state.ma.us. The meeting location is accessible.   

Written By:

Recent Posts

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update posted on Oct 30

Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

MassDOT will begin implementing traffic changes for the next stage of construction for the Route 79/Braga Bridge Project on Wednesday, November 12. The following changes will be implemented in a phased approach through the middle of December: Vehicles on Route 79/138 (Broadway) bound for Interstate   …Continue Reading Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Traffic Update

RMV: Promise to Customers posted on Oct 28

RMV: Promise to Customers

Today, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue offered a 10 point promise to RMV customers. The reimagining effort comprises current, ongoing and future initiatives that the RMV has in development to better the Registry experience.   …Continue Reading RMV: Promise to Customers

November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett posted on Oct 28

November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett

MassDOT is encouraging motorists to join E-ZPass with All-Electronic Tolling now in place on the Tobin Bridge and expanding statewide within the next two years. The E-ZPass Street Team will be enrolling new customers in the E-ZPass throughout the Fall season. The E-ZPass Van schedule   …Continue Reading November E-ZPass Sign Up: Chelsea, Everett