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As part of the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project, all inbound travel lanes on Route 28 southbound at the intersection of Land Boulevard will close effective November 6, 2010, for approximately one month. The Craigie Drawbridge carries McGrath O’Brien Highway (Route 28) between Land Boulevard in Cambridge and Leverett Circle in Boston.  The Craigie project is one of several Charles River Basin Bridges to be rehabilitated as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair structurally deficient bridges across the Commonwealth. 

Detours

Craigie Detour Map
Detours as part of the November 6 closure include:

  • Traffic trying to access I-93 and Storrow Drive will be detoured east over the Gilmore (Prison Point) Bridge towards Bunker Hill Community College/City Square.
  • Traffic heading to I-93 Northbound will be directed left through Sullivan Square, while traffic trying to access I-93 Southbound and Route 1 via the Tobin Bridge will be directed to turn right.
  • Traffic traveling to the Charles Circle Area will be detoured westbound down Land Boulevard to the Longfellow Bridge to cross the Charles River.

Outbound traffic leaving Boston through Leverett Circle will be unaffected during this period.  Access to the Museum of Science will not be restricted but patrons are advised to approach the Museum from  Boston to avoid anticipated traffic congestion on the Cambridge side of the project.

For more information on the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation project, visit MassDOT's Charles River Basin Bridges web page.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Access during Construction
Full bike and pedestrian access in each direction will be maintained during construction.  During Phase I of the drawbridge replacement, only one side of the bridge will be opened and must be shared by inbound and outbound bicycle and pedestrian traffic.  A manned and signalized crossing area will be placed at the mid-point of the roadway at the Museum of Science during these phases.

Charles River Channel
As a result of the construction activities, the Charles River Channel will be closed to all marine traffic beginning at 12 AM on November 1, 2010 and will reopen no later than April 27, 2011.

MBTA Public Transportation Options
MassDOT encourages auto commuters to consider taking advantage of alternative transportation opportunities to avoid traffic and increased commuting times. For additional information on alternative commuter options please see www.mbta.com or contact the MBTA Customer Support Services Center at (617) 222-3200 or TTY (617) 222-5146. Customer Service representatives are available Monday-Friday 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday-Sunday from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

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