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
•Demolition of east sidewalk and pier substructure, installation of silt curtain, warehouse columns pier repairs, and removal of deck span and asbestos duct bank by steel barge crane.
•Most work will be done during the daytime (4 a.m. – 3 p.m.).
•Other work will be done overnight (10 p.m. – 4 a.m.).
•In multiple shifts (6 a.m. – 1 a.m.).
Work That Has Been Completed
•Prior to 8/23: removal of the center swing span, wrap up of fender system, and removal of north and south deck.
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.