The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced that as part of its re-decking project taking place on the Tobin Memorial Bridge a portion of the work is scheduled for the upper level southbound. Due to a change in schedule, this work is set to begin on Monday, August 11, and will reduce traffic flow from three lanes to two lanes from just before the Everett Avenue On-Ramp in Chelsea to just before the toll plaza. The project is scheduled to last into December.
Beginning Monday August 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. motorists will see construction signage being installed on the upper level, and Jersey barriers being installed from 8:00 p.m. Monday night to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.
This first of three alternating, long-term lane closures will shut down the right hand lane, with the Everett Avenue On-ramp and all toll lanes remaining open throughout the entire project. Normal work hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The contractor will have the ability to extend the work hours once a lane is closed.
The Deck Rehabilitation consists of seven phases, five of which are complete. The current Phase 6 will occur over the next two and a half years. This periodic deck maintenance is necessary to help lessen water damage to the Bridge’s steel and concrete components.
All preparation and re-decking work schedules are weather permitting.