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Revere Bridge Replacement - Route 145 (Winthrop Ave) Weekend Shutdown Schedule

May 21, 2015



Please be advised that due to construction the Winthrop Avenue Bridge in Revere will be shut-down in both directions during the following weekend dates and times:

Weekend Shutdown Schedule

Stage 1 Construction – Route 145 WB (leaving Revere Beach)

  • Friday, June 5th at 8:00 PM – Monday, June 8th at 5:00 AM

Work DescriptionDetour Map Detour Plan

On Friday, May 29th at approximately 8:00 PM, the bridge will be shut-down in both directions. Both vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be re-routed using the attached detour plans. Traffic police details will be assigned to assist with these detours. The affected section of the Commuter Rail will be closed; MBTA/Keolis will provide busing for the closed section of railroad. MBTA will modify its bus routes through the work zone to follow the detour route. During this time, the existing WB truss, deck and abutments will be demolished. The contractor will begin installation of the new truss during this first weekend shutdown.

On Monday, June 1st at 5:00 AM, the roadway will re-open with reduced capacity. In the area of the bridge, Route 145 will be reduced from 3 travel lanes in each direction to 1 travel lane in each direction for a 5-day period. Both travel lanes will be operating on the existing EB Bridge. Existing traffic signal system phases will be modified during this period to attempt to minimize adverse traffic impacts. During this time, the contractor will continue with bridge construction and roadway work on the WB side; all construction operations will be protected with temporary concrete barrier.

At the end of the 5-day period, the bridge will again be shut-down for the weekend starting Friday, June 5th at 8:00 PM using the detour. During this time, the contractor will continue bridge and roadway construction on the new WB bridge.

On Monday, June 8th Route 145 will re-open with 2 travel lanes in each direction. There are no anticipated roadway closures that would require the detouring of traffic from June 8th to Labor Day due to restrictions on Railroad closures and increased traffic volumes from Beach traffic. Through this time, the contractor will be coordinating utility relocation and continuing construction operations using temporary lane closures during the standard hours of operation.

Stage 2 will also require two weekend shutdowns of the bridge to complete construction of the project. These closures are scheduled for late Fall 2015 and additional advisories will be issued in advance of that work. Final paving and landscape work is expected to occur in spring 2016.

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