Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation REMINDER

Photo by: David L. Ryan/Boston Globe

Photo by: David L. Ryan/Boston Globe

REMINDER: Longfellow Bridge Closure to Vehicles, August 25-28

MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge to vehicular traffic from 11:00 PM on Friday, August 25, to 5:00 AM on Monday, August 28. The closure is necessary to work on the inbound roadway.

Bicycle and pedestrian traffic and the MBTA Red Line will be maintained across the bridge at all times. Bicyclists, both inbound and outbound, should share the upstream sidewalk with pedestrians during this timeframe. Boston-bound vehicles should use the inbound detour routes described below.

Inbound Detour RoutesBoston-bound vehicles will use one of two inbound detour routes to reach Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O'Brien Highway/Route 28) and Leverett Circle. Height restrictions are in place for Memorial Drive, so all buses and trucks must use the 3rd Street to Binney Street detour described below.

  • From Main Street, turn right onto Memorial Drive westbound, and make a U-turn at Ames Street to access Memorial Drive eastbound. Follow Memorial Drive eastbound to Land Boulevard and turn right onto Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O'Brien Highway/Route 28) to reach Leverett Circle.
     
  • From Broadway, turn left onto 3rd Street, turn right on Binney Street, turn left onto Land Boulevard, and then turn right onto Charles River Dam Road (Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Route 28) to reach Leverett Circle

WSC will make every effort to minimize noise and traffic impacts during the overnight work hours. During demolition activities, the contractor will stop the noisiest work, such as jackhammering, by 11:00 PM.