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Longfellow Bridge - Weekend & Week Ahead Update for July 29th

Weekend and nightly closure: The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all motor vehicle traffic from 11 PM on Friday 7/29 to 5 AM on Monday 8/1.  Bike and pedestrian access will be maintained, and there is no impact to Red Line service. This same closure (11 PM to 5 AM, motor vehicles only) will occur each night next week as well (Mon-Fri).

Photo by Todd GlickmanTraffic Shift: Following the rearrangement of Red Line tracks earlier this month, another major milestone is about to occur, this time for vehicular traffic. Starting Monday 8/1, all motor vehicles will shift to the upstream (normally Boston-bound) side of the bridge.  This will mark the first time drivers will be using a rebuilt section of the bridge.  There are no changes to the overall detour plan (all traffic will be Cambridge-to-Boston only), but the crossover on the Cambridge side will no longer be needed.  Please watch traffic patterns carefully when using the bridge next week! 

For more information on the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation and detour routes, please visit MassDOT's project page.

(posted 7/29/2016)

 

 

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