MassDOT Schedules Temporary Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures on Route 1 Southbound

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that there will be temporary overnight lane and ramp closures on Route 1 southbound towards Boston. These closures are scheduled take place at various times and locations from Thursday, August 13, through Friday, August 21, and are necessary to facilitate work on the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project.

The time, location, and detour information for the upcoming closures are as follows:

Route 1 Southbound Full Closure over the Chelsea Viaduct

•A full roadway closure on Route 1 southbound over the Chelsea Viaduct will take place overnight on Thursday, August 13, and on Friday, August 14, from 11 p.m. through 4 a.m. the following morning. 

•Southbound traffic will be directed to exit at the Carter Street off-ramp, turn right on Carter Street, turn left on Everett Avenue, and proceed to the Everett Avenue on-ramp to rejoin Route 1 southbound.  The northbound lanes will not be impacted.

•The full closure is needed to shift the lanes on Route 1 southbound and set up the next work zone for the project.

Roadway Reconfiguration and Lane Shifts within Chelsea Viaduct

•Roadway configuration changes and southbound lane shifts will take place in the Chelsea Viaduct portion of the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Rehabilitation Project from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, to 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15.

•Once the shift is complete, southbound traffic will be split into two lanes around the work zone between the Carter Street and 4th Street off-ramps. This will allow for a continuous work zone throughout the project area and facilitate necessary bridge deck repairs and safety improvements.

 Carter Street Off-Ramp Closures

•The Carter Street off-ramp on Route 1 southbound will be closed on Thursday, August 13, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to facilitate demolition operations.

•The Carter Street off-ramp will be closed the following week on the evenings of Wednesday, August 19, Thursday, August 20, and Friday, August 21, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the next morning.  The closures will take place to facilitate the setting of prefabricated bridge units.

Appropriate signage will be in place to guide drivers to detours in the work area.

The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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