This is a brief overview of construction operations and impacts for the North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project. MassDOT will provide additional notices as needed for high-impact work and changes to traffic configurations beyond those described below.
DCR Recreational Advisory: New Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway
•Starting Monday, 9/21 at 6 a.m. and ending on Sunday, 9/27 at 6 p.m., the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement a closure of the New Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway in the City of Boston to accommodate facility maintenance work. Pedestrian patterns will be clearly marked. Vessel traffic through the locks will be limited to vessels with beams below 22’.
Description of Scheduled Work
•Demolition of pier and center substructure, removal of deck and steel, installation and maintenance of silt curtain, cofferdam, tide gate, phase 2 fender system, and drainage.
•Most work will be done during the daytime (6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
•Other work will be done overnight (6:00 pm. – 2:00 a.m.)
•There will be other work done during the daytime (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Work That Has Been Completed
•Prior to 9/20 crews have demolished the east sidewalk and removed the asbestos duct bank.
Westerly sidewalk, Lovejoy Wharf stairs near Converse are open to the public with the opening of the temporary bridge, the adjacent section of the Harborwalk passing under the bridge remains closed.
The Tudor Wharf Walkway (under the bridge next to the water in Paul Revere Park) will be intermittently closed for safety during construction operations, with access provided via the Water Street underpass.