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.
Description of Scheduled Work
•Building the piers:
*Pier 1 (closest to the North End): Mass-footing rebar installation and concrete placement
*Pier 2: Mass-footing rebar installation and concrete placement, scheduled for May 4, 2021
*Pier 3: Curing column and building the V-arms forming at the lay-down yard
*Pier 4: V-arms formwork and rebar installation are on-going and concrete placements were scheduled from 5/3 to 5/10
*Pier 5 (closest to Charlestown): V-arms formwork and rebar installation
•Installing, moving, and maintaining silt curtains in the water
•Most work will be done during the daytime (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Work That Has Been Completed
•Ongoing work on completing footing formwork and rebar installation for piers.
The 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.