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East Cottage Street and Norfolk Avenue Bridges Replacement Project Virtual Public Meeting

Meeting Info

Date: June 4, 2020 at 6 PM - 7 PM

Location: Virtual • Zoom • Boston, MA

Attendees: General Public

Event Description

The MBTA Commuter Rail Fairmount Line over is carried by bridge structures over East Cottage Street and Norfolk Avenue in the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury and Dorchester. We plan to replace these railroad bridges to improve safety and enhance our service. The scope of work includes replacing the bridge superstructure and strengthening the existing abutments and foundations.

The project team has developed the plans and construction schedule for the project, and—in consultation with the City of Boston—the Traffic Management Plans. All of these materials will be presented to the public during this meeting. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session following the presentation.

The East Cottage Street and Norfolk Avenue Bridge Replacement Project is designed to provide the following benefits:

  • Remove existing bridges which are at the end of their lifespan
  • Eliminate potential service delays due to speed restrictions
  • Provide new bridge structures with 75-year lifespans
  • Minimize construction impact on MBTA services by using accelerated construction techniques
  • Minimize traffic impact by limiting road closures to weekends

For more information, please email the project team at

Join the Virtual Meeting

To register, please email the project team at

  • Webinar ID: 853 6900 7978
  • Password: 506795

Or join via phone by dialing one of these numbers:

Or view international dial-in numbers.


These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. Accessibility accommodations and language services will be provided free of charge, upon request, as available. Such services include documents in alternate formats, translated materials, assistive listening devices, and interpreters (including American Sign Language).

For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email at