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tobin-bridge-work-map-october-2017MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting in Chelsea regarding an upcoming project to make deck repairs to a section of the Tobin Bridge, in an effort to hear public input and to provide community members with information on the project.

The public meeting will be held as follows:

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 p.m., Chelsea City Hall, City Council Chambers, 500 Broadway

This $41.6 million project involves repairing a section of the deck of the Tobin Bridge, which carries Route 1 traffic between the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston and Chelsea. The project will occur on a section of the bridge known as the “approach spans” in Chelsea, and will consist of resurfacing parts of Route 1 southbound (the upper deck) and the Everett Avenue ramp, and making structural repairs and resurfacing parts of Route 1 northbound (the lower deck) and the Beacon Street ramp.

Construction operations are scheduled to begin by spring 2018 and work is currently expected to be completed by the end of 2020. During the spring, summer, and fall construction seasons of this project, one lane of Route 1 north will be closed at all times in this area to allow for construction operations. During this project, there will also be overnight lane closures on Route 1 south to allow for milling and paving work as needed.

The Tobin Memorial Bridge was erected in 1948-1949 and opened to traffic in 1950. It carries Route 1 with three travel lanes northbound on its lower level and three lanes southbound on the upper level. The 36-foot-wide roadway is bounded on both sides by safety walks (2’7″ wide) with steel-pipe railings on each side.

The main structure over the Mystic River is a three-span, cantilevered truss 1,525′ in length. Its center span is 800′ and the maximum truss height is 115′. It provides a navigable waterway opening 700′ wide by 135′ high. A smaller, simply supported warren truss spans the Little Mystic. It reaches a maximum truss height of 65′ and is 439′ long. Its navigable waterway opening measures 340′ wide by 100′ high.

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