- Nov 16, 2006
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May. The City of Somerville sent out an email today with corrections:So is the Washington Street bridge reopening in May or July? This update seems to indicate both
This is a message from the Somerville, MA Community Alert System.
Dear Community Member,
We are writing to let you know of important schedule changes for the ongoing GLX-related bridge closures.
On Monday, January 27, the Green Line Extension Project released an updated schedule for bridge closures in Somerville associated with GLX construction.
Most notably, the revised timeline estimates that the reopenings of all three bridges that are currently closed will be delayed. The Broadway bridge in Ball Square is now expected to open in July 2020, about four months later than anticipated, the Washington Street bridge will now reopen in May 2020, and the Medford Street bridge will now reopen in October. The School Street Bridge has not yet been closed, and the new schedule now shows it and the Medford St. bridge around the corner being closed concurrently for approximately four months in the summer and fall of 2020.
In his testimony before the MBTA’s Fiscal Management Control Board today, Mayor Curtatone made it clear that our community has had to shoulder a difficult burden during construction and that the City of Somerville is not only deeply disappointed by these delays but that additional assistance will be necessary to address the impacts. In response to today’s announcement, the City is working closely with the MBTA and MassDOT on strategies and resources to reduce construction impacts, including advocating for assistance with public safety and traffic management, support for local businesses affected by construction, and other measures to mitigate the effects of construction on the community.
More information about traffic detours and mitigation efforts will be provided when available. Constituents are encouraged to contact the 24/7 GLX hotline at (855) 459-4636 or email@example.com with questions or comments.
New GLX Bridge Closure Schedule
Washington St.: Expected to reopen in May 2020
Broadway: Expected to reopen in July 2020
School St.: Expected to close after Washington St. bridge is reopened in May 2020 and reopen in June 2021 (the School St. bridge will not close until the Washington St. bridge is reopened.)
Medford St.: Expected to reopen in October 2020
GLX officials still expect the project in full to be completed on time, by the end of 2021.