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Construction Activities - Tobin Bridge Repair

Construction work is scheduled to begin in spring of 2018 and is scheduled to conclude in the winter of 2020.
  • 2018 - Work will include repairs to the upper and lower decks, followed by paving the upper deck, repairs and resurfacing of both the Beacon Street off ramp and the Everett Avenue on ramp.
  • 2019 - Work will include utility installation to prepare the future parking lot as well as upper and lower deck repair and paving. On Route 1 Northbound (lower deck), one lane will be closed throughout the construction season.
  • 2020 - Repairs to the lower deck and paving will wrap up. Curbing and paving of the new parking lot will occur. On Route 1 Northbound (lower deck), one lane will be closed throughout the construction season.

For more info, read our project fact sheets in English or Spanish and check out the presentation on the project.

MassDOT and its project team understand that construction staging and construction period traffic management are significant concerns for commuters. On Route 1 Northbound (lower deck), one lane will be closed throughout the 2019 & 2020 construction seasons. Lane closures on Route 1 Southbound (upper deck) will occur during off peak hours. During ramp work, crews will make every effort to keep closures to a minimum. The public will be informed in advance of all work impacting traffic.

Current Activities: August 10, 2018 to September 7, 2018

Throughout the month beginning August 10, 2018, J. F. White, MassDOT’s contractor for the Tobin Bridge Rehabilitation Project, will continue construction operations. Most work site-wide will be performed during the standard working hours of 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with some work taking place between 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Work will also take place on Saturdays. No work will take place on Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. No lane closures will take place Friday, August 31 or Saturday, September 1, for the holiday weekend.

During this month, currently anticipated to begin on August 27, the Beacon Street Ramp will be closed for two months. A separate release on this closure will be forthcoming with detour routes and further information. In advance of the closure, crews will set up signage including Portable Changeable Message Systems throughout the workzone to alert and guide traffic. Once the ramp is closed, the deck will be milled, currently expected Monday, August 27 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Beacon Street ramp deck will be demolished from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 27 through Friday, September 7, except for the weekend.

On Route 1 Northbound, crews will blast the right shoulder and beneath the center of the lower deck from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 13 through Saturday, August 25, with the exception of Wednesday, August 15 and Sunday, August 19. They will also demolish the left lane of the safety walk from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. throughout the week of August 20. The safety walk will receive an intermediate and top coat of paint between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 13 through Friday, September 7, with the exception of Sundays and Wednesday, August 15. Crews will remove and install the gutter angle on the lower deck from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 24 with the exception of the weekend. Crews will install a ladder to access from the lower deck to the temporary work platform at Pier M4 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17. Pier M4 is adjacent to the Chelsea Yacht Club. On the lower deck from 2nd Street to Everett Avenue, crews will remove containment and clean up from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., throughout the month covered by this look ahead with the exception of Wednesday, August 15 and Sundays.

On Route 1 Southbound, crews will install upper deck temporary platforms from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 17 through Friday, September 7, with the exception of Sundays.

Crews will install temporary platforms below the Everett Avenue On-Ramp Safetywalk from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17 with the exception of Wednesday, August 15.

Steel inspection of the Everett Avenue On-Ramp and the upper deck will take place between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 29.

The temporary fence on the concrete barrier will be relocated back to the Safetywalk location Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17 between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Daily off-peak lane closures, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. will supplement the extended shoulder area for safety during impactful operations. Lane closures are necessary to create a safe work zone; drivers are asked to be aware of possible lane closures for their own safety and that of the project team. Please also note that all work is contingent upon the weather. No work will occur on the weekends unless explicitly noted above.

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