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Longfellow Bridge

From Saturday, August 1 to Friday, August 21, MassDOT will periodically close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic. Boston-bound vehicles will use one of two detour routes to reach Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28) and Leverett Circle. Bike and pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times. Passenger vehicles may use one of two routes to reach Boston. One route uses Memorial Drive westbound to make a U-turn at Ames Street for access to Memorial Drive eastbound to Land Boulevard and Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28) to reach Leverett Circle. A second route uses 3rd Street and Binney Street to reach Land Boulevard. Height restrictions are in place for Memorial Drive, so all buses and trucks must use 3rd Street and Binney Street to reach Land Boulevard. View the Longfellow Bridge Closures – August 2015 Advisory for more information about closure hours during this work.

From Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7, the contractor may implement single lane closures on Storrow Drive west and eastbound and on Memorial Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge during the daytime hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The lanes closed and time of closure will vary depending on the activity taking place. The closures are necessary to allow for deliveries and to protect public safety when construction activities are taking place on the bridge above the roadway.

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is subject to change without notice. All lane restrictions and closures and construction activities are weather dependent. As is typical with most large construction projects, work may sometimes take place without prior notice; however, MassDOT will make every effort to provide advance notice.

In the current construction phase, one lane of traffic carries vehicles into Boston (using the former Cambridge-bound lane), except on MBTA Red Line diversion weekends. For the duration of the project, all Cambridge-bound traffic is being detoured using a signed route from Charles Circle following Charles Street to Leverett Circle, Monsignor O'Brien Highway/Charles River Dam Road and Edwin H. Land Boulevard. To learn more please review the detour route map. An alternate detour route uses Storrow Drive westbound to the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge. Please note: Storrow Drive and Memorial Drive have truck restrictions.

Emergency response, bicycle and pedestrian access, and MBTA Red Line service will be maintained across the bridge during construction.

 
Anderson Memorial Bridge

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be making a traffic shift change required for Phase 3 of the Anderson Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Project starting on the morning of Friday, May 8, 2015.

During phase 3 of the project, MassDOT's contractor will be demolishing and rebuilding the west side of the Anderson Memorial Bridge, which carries traffic over Charles River between Boston and Cambridge. To accommodate this work, traffic will be directed onto the newly constructed east half of the bridge. The traffic shift will be done in phases. During the traffic shift, one lane of travel in each direction will remain open along with a pedestrian sidewalk.

Once the traffic shift has been completed, the westerly sidewalk will be closed and traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the east side of the bridge. Pedestrians will need to use the easterly sidewalk and bicyclists will need to share the current eastbound and westbound lanes. The left hand turn restriction will remain in place at Memorial Drive and JFK Street.

 
Western Avenue Bridge/River Street Bridge

Project currently under design.

 
Boston University Bridge

There are no traffic restrictions at this time.

 
Craigie Dam Bridge/Craigie Drawbridge

There are no traffic restrictions at this time.

 
Magazine Beach Pedestrian Bridge

The Magazine Beach Pedestrian Bridge work was completed as of Friday, July 28, 2012 and the bridge is open for pedestrian use at all times.

 
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