North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) Construction Look-Ahead: May 3 – 16
• Overnight Lane Reductions : Overnight lane reductions in both directions will continue during weeknights from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. At least one lane across the bridge and all turn movements will be available.
• N. Washington Street Inbound: Off-peak daytime lane reductions across the bridge and additional lane reductions at Keany Square will continue. One lane across the bridge and all turn movements will be available from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on weekdays.
• N. Washington Street Outbound: Off-peak daytime lane reductions will continue across the bridge to City Square. One lane across the bridge and all turn movements will be available from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. on weekdays.
Description of Scheduled Work
•Construction of the temporary pedestrian and vehicle bridge includes installing, bridge assembly, lead abatement, drainage work, and welding of bridge spans, supports, guard rails, and light poles.
•Daytime (6 a.m.–4 p.m.) on weekdays and overnight (9 p.m.–5 a.m.)
•From 5/14 – 5/16, crews will work 24 hours a day, to install the temporary bridge fender system in the Charles River. The period of 24-hour work on the fender system is anticipated to run approximately 30 days.
Work That Has Been Completed
•Further construction of the temporary pedestrian and vehicle bridge. Completion of the utility bridge.
Pedestrians and Cyclists
The bridge’s eastern sidewalk is open and available to all pedestrians and cyclists with crossings at both Keany and City Squares. Please be advised that the DCR-controlled Charlestown locks can provide another alternate route but may close without warning. Closures are beyond control of this project. During Tudor Wharf walkway closures, pedestrian access will be provided via the Water Street underpass and guidance signage will be provided.
The contractor is coordinating with the TD Garden and local police to provide awareness and manage traffic impacts during events. For your awareness, there will be no events at the TD Garden during this look ahead schedule.