MassDOT’s McGrath Highway over Gilman Street Bridge Project will require travel lane reductions and traffic pattern changes.
Beginning on Thursday, August 7, 8:00pm, travel lanes on McGrath Highway between Pearl Street and Medford Street will be reduced from three travel lanes in each direction to two travel lanes in each direction. This closure is necessary to allow for Gilman Street Bridge demolition and reconstruction operations. This reduction in travel lanes will continue in place 24 hours a day for approximately 15 months until fall 2015.
This proposed traffic pattern alteration is weather dependent, and in the event of inclement weather the implementation of the lane reduction will be postponed to the following day. Pedestrian traffic shall be maintained on one side of McGrath Highway at all times throughout construction. Pedestrian detours will be established at the signalized intersections of McGrath Highway and Pearl Street, and McGrath Highway and Medford Street to allow for safe passage through the work zone.
A Public Information Meeting on the McGrath Highway over Gilman Street Bridge Project will be held Thursday, August 7, 6:30pm, East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St.
This project is being funded through the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program to reduce the Commonwealth’s backlog of structurally-deficient bridges.
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