Monday, March 22, 2021
Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project Updates from Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Construction Look-Ahead: March 21, 2021 – April 03, 2021
This is a brief overview of construction operations and traffic impacts for the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project. MassDOT will provide additional notices as needed for high-impact work, temporary ramp and street closures, and changes to traffic configurations beyond those described below.
ROUTE 1 TRAFFIC IMPACTS ROUTE 1 NORTHBOUND: Approaching the Tobin Bridge from Boston, the work zone begins in the right lane. 2 of 3 travel lanes will be open during daytime hours (5 a.m.–10 p.m.). Nighttime lane reduction to one lane scheduled for Thursday, 3/25, and Friday, 3/26 (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
ROUTE 1 SOUTHBOUND: Approaching the Chelsea Curves from the North Shore, the work zone is in the median. All 3 travel lanes are open during the daytime hours (5 a.m.–10 p.m.). Daytime lane reduction to two lanes scheduled for Monday, 3/22, Tuesday, 3/23, and Wednesday, 3/24 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m).
LOCAL STREET CLOSURES-
FIFTH STREET: On Monday, 3/26, Fifth Street will be closed during the daytime from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ORANGE STREET: On Monday, 3/26, Orange Street will be closed during the daytime from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ARLINGTON STREET: On Tuesday, 3/27, Arlington Street will be closed during the daytime from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Most work will occur during daytime working hours (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) on weekdays. Some work will take place on a 2nd shift (2 p.m. – 1 a.m.) and overnight hours (9 p.m. – 5 a.m.) and on Saturdays (7 a.m. – 7 p.m.).
DESCRIPTION OF SCHEDULED WORK
ROUTE 1 NORTHBOUND: Placement of bridge barrier and installation of final highway lighting will continue through the Chelsea Curves.
ROUTE 1 SOUTHBOUND: Completion of bridge superstructure and installation Fire Standpipe System will continue through the Chelsea Curves. For more information about the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project, please visit the project website https://www.mass.gov/tobin-bridgechelsea-curves-rehabilitation-project.