Traffic and construction updates – Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project
Construction Look-Ahead: Feb. 9 – 22
Most work will occur in during daytime working hours (6 a.m.–2 p.m.) on weekdays. Some work will take place during afternoon (2 p.m.-7 p.m) and overnight hours (7 p.m.–6 a.m.) and on Saturdays (7 a.m.–7 p.m).
Route 1 Lane Capacity – Traffic Impacts
•Route 1 Northbound: Approaching the Tobin Bridge from Boston, the workzone begins in the left lane. 2 of 3 travel lanes will be open during daytime hours (5 a.m.–10 p.m.).
•Route 1 Southbound: Approaching the Chelsea Curves from the North Shore, the workzone begins in the left lane before the Carter Street off-ramp. 2 of 3 travel lanes will be open during daytime hours (5 a.m.–10 p.m.).
•Overnight Lane Closures: During this look-ahead period, there will be temporary overnight lane closures and short-term rolling roadblocks on Route 1 North and South throughout the project area. Drivers should take care to pay attention to all signage and move carefully through the work zone.
Local Street Closures
•Spruce Street: Spruce Street under Route 1 will be closed overnight (7 p.m.–6 a.m.) from Friday, 2/14 to Saturday, 2/15 and overnight (7 p.m.–6 a.m.) Tuesday, 2/18 to Wednesday, 2/19. Signed detours and police details will guide drivers and pedestrians safely around the work zone via Arlington Street.
•Fifth Street: Fifth Street under Route 1 will be closed overnight (7 p.m.–6 a.m.) from Tuesday, 2/18 to Wednesday, 2/19. Signed detours and police details will guide drivers around the work zone via Broadway and Everett Ave.
•Arlington Street: Arlington Street under Route 1 will be closed overnight (7 p.m.–6 a.m.) from Wednesday night, 2/19 to Saturday morning, 2/22. Signed detours and police details will guide drivers around the work zone via Spruce Street and Everett Ave.
•These closures are necessary to create a safe workzone for necessary bridge work.
On-going and Scheduled Work
•Route 1 Northbound: Bridge deck and gutter repairs, deck removal, and paint inspections will take place in the left lane over the Tobin Bridge. We will continue to remove bridge deck and install new bridge deck through the Chelsea Curves.
•Route 1 Southbound: Removal of existing bridge deck and installation of new bridge deck will continue through the Chelsea Curves.
•Underneath Route 1: Crews will install SafeSpan walkways, replace and paint steel; power wash and paint columns and support beams; excavate, drill, and grout around support columns; erect steel; place new concrete columns; and install ground anchors.
Work Completed over the last 2 weeks
•In the two weeks prior to February 8, crews continued demolition and installation of new bridge deck, repaired and erected steel, power washed and excavated support column footings, and placed concrete columns.
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.
The contractors are coordinating with local event organizers and police to provide awareness and manage traffic during events. For your awareness, the following events are scheduled at TD Garden during this look-ahead period:
•Bruins: 2/15 at 1 p.m.
•Celtics: 2/13 at 8 p.m.
•Events: 2/14 at 7 p.m., 2/19 at 7 p.m., 2/20 – 2/22 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.