I-90 Dry Run Lane Reductions to Prepare for Commonwealth Ave Construction
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 1:30PM
Charles River TMA

Starting at 11:59 PM on Friday, June 2, through 5:00 AM on Monday, June 5, MassDOT will reduce I-90 to 2 lanes in both directions between the Allston Interchange and the Beacon Street Overpass. This will be done so that MassDOT and its contractor can conduct a “dry run” of the traffic logistics on I-90 for the major construction that will take place from July 26 to August 14 (see more details here). A “crossover” on I-90 will direct all vehicular traffic to either the eastbound or westbound roadways at different periods of time – see the map below.

The project will replace the structurally deficient bridge, built in 1965, that carries Commonwealth Avenue and the MBTA Green B Line over I-90/Mass Turnpike and the MBTA Commuter Railwhile. New additions to the bridge will also include dedicated bike lanes and extensive pedestrian safety upgrades. 

The following lists how and when the project will impact each mode of transportation in the Boston University/Saint Paul Street neighborhood: 

MBTA Green B Line from Babcock Street to Blandford Street Stations: closed from 9:00 PM on July 26 to 5:00 AM on August 14 (shuttle buses will run between Babcock Street and Blandford Street Stations)

Commonwealth Avenue eastbound and westbound between Brighton Avenue/Packard’s Corner and Kenmore Square: closed to private vehicular traffic from 7:00 PM on July 27 to 5:00 AM on August 14 (two-way access will be maintained for MBTA buses, emergency services, pedestrians, and bicyclists)

Boston University (BU) Bridge: closed to private vehicular traffic from 7:00 PM on July 27 to 5:00 AM on August 14 (two-way access will be maintained for MBTA buses, emergency services, pedestrians, and bicyclists)

MBTA Bus Routes CT2 and 47: detoured from notmal routes from 7:00 PM on July 27 to 5:00 AM on August 14 (see project website for detour maps)

I-90 (Mass Pike) between the Allston Interchange and Beacon Street Overpass: lane reductions from 9:00 PM on July 28 to 5:00 AM on August 7 and intermittent closures of Exit 20 on/off-ramps (2 lanes in each direction during peak period)

MBTA Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line: service impacts for two weekends (July 29-30 and August 5-6) – service will be maintained during weekdays; shuttle bus service from Boston Landing to Reservoir Station (Yawkey Way during Red Sox games)

Amtrak’s Lakeshore Limited Line: service impacts for two weekends (July 29-30 and August 5-6) – shuttle bus service between Albany, NY and Boston

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