On April 26th, 2011 at 7:00 a.m., the Craigie Drawbridge, which carries McGrath O’Brien Highway (Route 28) between Land Blvd. in Cambridge and Leverett Circle in Boston, will be reopened to traffic inbound to Boston, and all marine traffic.
This reopening marks the completion of an extensive bridge rehabilitation, and the beginning of the final phase of the project, which will consist of streetscape work and landscaping in the area surrounding the bridge. As this work is completed, there will be some lane restrictions during off-peak hours in the vicinity of the bridge, but the bridge itself will remain open to traffic in both directions.This phase of the project will be completed by August of 2011.
I am pleased to see that the contractor conducting the bridge repair will be completing the work on schedule, and I am looking forward to the bridge reopening. The community work done by MassDOT in preparation for this project, as well as the numerous police details in the area to direct traffic, have made this project one that has, despite all odds, gone extremely smoothly.
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