Longfellow Bridge Construction: Traffic Changes Around Mass. Eye and Ear

August 21, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013

The MBTA Red Line diversion planned for this weekend has been postponed to the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15. For more information on the project and traffic management plans, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/longfellowbridge. For questions, to report issues and concerns related to construction or to be added to the project email distribution list, please call the project hotline at 617-519-9892 or email longfellowbridge@state.ma.us. For transportation news and updates visit MassDOT at: www.mass.gov/massdot.

Detours begin July 21, 2013

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin major construction activity on the Longfellow Bridge, which connects Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River, starting on July 21, 2013. As part of the rehabilitation project, the bridge will be closed for vehicular travel in the Cambridge-bound direction for as long as three-and-a-half years.

Effective July 21, 2013 through September 2014, one lane of traffic will carry vehicles into Boston (using the current Cambridge-bound lane) and Cambridge-bound traffic will be detoured using a signed route from Charles Circle to Land Boulevard using Leverett Circle and Monsignor O’Brien Highway Link to PDF of the detour maps. One vehicle travel lane to Boston, weekday MBTA Red Line service inbound and outbound, emergency response, and bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout construction. 

What should you do? Please be prepared for potential increase in the time it takes to travel to Mass. Eye and Ear's 243 Charles Street Campus. Allow extra time to travel to your appointments. Review the detour maps to determine the impact on your route. You may wish to consider taking public transportation.

For the most up-to-date information on Longfellow Bridge-related construction, visit www.mass.gov/massdot/longfellowbridge. Construction information will also posted on www.MassEyeAndEar.org as needed.