Post Content

north-washington-street-bridge-sidewalk-closure-november-2018The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that beginning the morning of Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the western sidewalk (Charles River side) on the North Washington Street Bridge will be closed to all pedestrians. Those seeking to use a sidewalk to travel across the bridge will be detoured to the eastern sidewalk (Boston Harbor side).

Once the western sidewalk is closed, it will become a work zone and will no longer be accessible by the public. Immediately following the closure, crews will secure the area with temporary concrete barrier and fencing in preparation for demolition activities. After the closure is implemented, signage will be placed to help guide pedestrians to the open sidewalk.

The closure will begin immediately to the north (towards Charlestown) of the stairs leading to Lovejoy Wharf. The stairs and elevator to the wharf as well as the doorway to 160 North Washington Street including the Converse Store will remain open. The Harbor Walk below the North Washington Street Bridge, which will be rebuilt as part of this project, will also remain open at this time.

Closure and demolition of the western sidewalk is a project requirement to begin installation of temporary supports for the 115-kilovolt electrical line which crosses the Bridge.

Demolition of the North Washington Street Bridge’s western fender system will also begin following November 14. Bridge users can expect to see barge mounted cranes and other equipment stationed in the water on the bridge’s western side.

For more information, please visit the project website.

Written By:

Tags: ,

Recent Posts

MassDOT Winter Storm Update posted on Nov 30

MassDOT Winter Storm Update

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service has updated its forecast, predicting that by mid-day Sunday there will be a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts in Western Massachusetts which will arrive in eastern regions, including the Greater   …Continue Reading MassDOT Winter Storm Update

MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory posted on Nov 29

MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising the public that the National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of heavy snow, freezing rain and strong wind gusts across the state beginning during the afternoon hours on Sunday, December 1. The storm is developing from west to east and is   …Continue Reading MassDOT Weekend Travel Advisory

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Hands-Free Use of Electronic Devices While Driving posted on Nov 26

Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Hands-Free Use of Electronic Devices While Driving

Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation to improve road safety in the Commonwealth, which stipulates that no motor vehicle operator may use electronic devices while driving unless the technology is being used hands-free. The legislation, which adopts recommendations from the Commonwealth’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, also   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Legislation Requiring Hands-Free Use of Electronic Devices While Driving