Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting: Phase 1 Briefing

Wednesday, July 10 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: MIT, Building E 25, Room 111 (E25-111), 45 Carleton Street, Cambridge, MA

Rehabilitation of the iconic Longfellow Bridge will begin soon. The purpose of the meeting is to present details on Phase 1 of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project and the Traffic Stage 1 shift that the design/build (D/B) team, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), will implement in mid-July. Stage 1 will close the west side of the bridge for construction and shift Boston bound traffic to the east side. Cambridge bound traffic will be detoured using a signed route from Charles Circle to Land Boulevard using Leverett Circle and Monsignor O’Brien Highway. D/B staff from WSC will also describe traffic monitoring and management plans. Pedestrian and bicycle access and MBTA Red Line service will be maintained throughout construction. 

The rehabilitation project will address the bridge's current structural deficiencies, upgrade its structural capacity and bring it up to modern code, including improved multimodal access and bridge-to-city-street connections to meet accessibility guidelines. The repairs and modifications will be consistent with the historic character of the bridge and comply with environmental standards. The end result will be a signature bridge ready for many more years of service.

Preliminary work on the Main Street median will begin on Thursday, July 27th.

To be added to the project email or US Mail distribution lists, contact Stephanie Boundy, Public Outreach Coordinator for MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program, at 857-368-8904 or stephanie.boundy@state.ma.us. For construction related questions, complaints or issues, contact the project hotline, 617-519-9892, or email address, longfellowbridge@state.ma.us

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