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Tobin Bridge Chelsea Curves Viaduct Work, July 9, 2019 2MassDOT reminds members of the public that construction operations and traffic impacts for the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project continue in July and August.

Beginning Monday, July 15, the Fourth Street Off-ramp will be closed for 2-3 months for steel repairs, structural rehabilitation, safety improvements, and installation of permanent crash barriers on both sides of the ramp.

Traffic Impacts

  • Route 1 Northbound: Approaching the Tobin Bridge from Boston, the work zone begins in the right lane. 2 of 3 travel lanes will be open during daytime hours (5 a.m.–10 p.m.) and at least 1 travel lane will be open during overnight hours (10 p.m.–5 a.m.).
  • Route 1 Southbound: Approaching the Chelsea Curves from the North Shore, the work zone begins in the right lane at the Carter Street off-ramp. Just beyond the Carter Street on-ramp, the travel lanes shift to the right. 2 of 3 travel lanes will be open during daytime hours (5 a.m. –10 p.m.) and at least 1 travel lane will be open during overnight hours (10 p.m.–5 a.m.).
  • Ramps: Beginning Monday, July 15, the Fourth Street Off-ramp will be closed for 2-3 months.
  • Local Streets: The Spruce Street temporary reconfiguration will remain in place until Fall 2019.

Most work will occur in during daytime working hours (6 a.m.–2 p.m.) on weekdays. Some work will take place during afternoon (2 p.m.–7 p.m) and overnight hours (9 p.m.–5 a.m.) and on Saturdays (6 a.m.–2 p.m).

During the first two weeks of July, crews formed bridge deck, cured concrete, repaired steel, bridge deck, and joints, installed dust containment systems, power washed and excavated support column footings, and placed concrete columns.

For more information, please visit the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project website.

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