Cross Street Bridge Closes to Traffic on Thursday
The bridge will be closed until November.
As a reminder, the Cross Street Bridge closes to vehicles on Thursday and won't open again until late November.
The bridge, which is structurally deficient, will be closed while Massachusetts Department of Transportation work crews repair it.
Crews will conduct demolition work on selected portions of the bridge on March 23 and 24, according to an announcement from MassDOT.
The work will lead to detours around the bridge, which is near the intersection with the McGrath Highway.
Cars driving south on Cross Street toward McGrath Highway will take a left onto Tufts Street, a right onto Washington Street and a right onto McGrath Highway, where they can rejoin Cross Street on the other side of the bridge.
Cars wanting to drive north on Cross Street from McGrath Highway will be directed along McGrath Highway to Pearl Street, where they will take a right in order to rejoin Cross Street on the north side of the bridge.
The whole project costs $4.84 million and is part of the state's Accelerated Bridge Program.