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North Washington Street Bridge Replacement

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Drawing of North Washington Street from above

The North Washington Street Bridge, also known as the Charlestown Bridge, is an essential connection between Charlestown and the North End. Currently, the bridge has two vehicle lanes in each direction; the center truss bay lanes have been closed to traffic since 2003.

View our Project Overview page for more details on the project.

Project Status

75% Design Public Information Meeting - September 14, 2016

West End Civic Association Briefing - September 8, 2016

Charlestown Neighborhood Council Briefing - April 6, 2016

25% Preliminary Design Public Hearing - December 16, 2015

The project will undergo the final design process, including environmental permitting and continued outreach to interested parties and stakeholders, throughout 2016. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in 2017 and continue to 2020, using accelerated construction techniques.

Getting Involved

For more information, to join the stakeholder database, or to request a briefing, please contact:

Michael O'Dowd - Project Manager

Nathaniel Curtis - Public Involvement Specialist

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