North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge) Construction Look-Ahead: Jan. 26 – Feb. 8

Travel Impacts

•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 and during overnight hours (10 p.m.–5 a.m.) from Monday, January 27 to Thursday, January 30.

•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 and utility bridge includes installing, assembling, and welding of bridge spans and supports.

•Utility work by National Grid and Eversource continues.

Work Hours

•Daytime (6 a.m.–4 p.m.) on weekdays and weekends and overnight (10 p.m.–5 a.m.) from Monday, January 27 to Thursday, January 30.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 and 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, during this look-ahead period, the following days include events scheduled at the TD Garden:

•All users should take care to pay attention to all signage and police details and move carefully through the work zone. Police details, lane markings, temporary barriers, traffic cones, signage, and other tools will be used to control traffic and create safe work zones.

Travel Tips

•Bruins: 2/4 at 7 p.m., 2/8 at 3 p.m.

•Celtics: 1/30 at 8 p.m., 2/1 at 8:30 p.m., 2/5 at 7:30 p.m., 2/7 at 7:30 p.m.

•Events: 2/3 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Project Advisory: Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway Temporary Closure

Beginning on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6 a.m. and continuing through Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6 p.m., the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close the Charles River Dam Pedestrian Walkway for necessary maintenance at the DCR facility. 

Vessel traffic through the Charles River Dam locks will not be impacted and pedestrian patterns will be clearly marked. The North Washington Street Bridge eastern sidewalk remains open and available to all pedestrians and cyclists with crossings at both Keany and City Squares. 

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