Previously announced roadway configuration changes on Route 1 in Chelsea will now take place during the overnight hours on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 because of heavy rain forecasted on Wednesday night.
Beginning Friday night, October 18, Northbound travel lanes will shift to the right after the Fourth Street off-ramp through the Chelsea Curves. Beginning Saturday night, October 19, Southbound travel lanes will shift to the left after the Carter Street off-ramp. Overnight work on Friday will begin one hour after the completion of an event at TD Garden scheduled for 6 p.m. on October 18.
The new roadway configuration allows necessary bridge deck repairs and safety improvements on the inbound side of Route 1 through the Chelsea Curves and will be in place for approximately 1-2 months. 2 travel lanes will continue to be open in each direction during daytime hours (5 a.m.–10 p.m.) and at least 1 travel lane will be open during overnight hours (10 p.m.–5 a.m.).
Traffic heading towards Chelsea on Route 1 northbound must be in the right lane to access the Beacon Street off-ramp. After Beacon Street, the next opportunity to exit Route 1 northbound will be at Webster Avenue.
As a reminder, trucks are not permitted to use the Beacon Street off-ramp and must use Webster Avenue.
Drivers should take care to pay attention to all signage and move carefully through the work zone. Police details, lane markings, temporary barriers, traffic cones, signage, and other tools will be used to control traffic and create safe work zones. MassDOT will provide additional notices as needed for high-impact work, temporary ramp and street closures, and changes to traffic configurations.