Dorchester Avenue Bridge Reopened for Pedestrians
Updated on July 20, 2023
We’re replacing the bridge that carries vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists over the Red Line.
The retaining wall rehabilitation and the tunnel concrete repairs have been completed. Due to construction scheduling conflicts and utility relocation, the bridge closure has been extended through the Fall of 2024.
The demolition of the bridge is planned for Spring 2024. The projected completion date is late 2024, with the goal of reopening to vehicles in Fall 2024. Pedestrians can now cross the bridge.
What to Expect During This Work
The bridge has been partially reopened to pedestrians and will remain accessible through March 2024. There is signage directing pedestrians where to safely cross, and solar-powered light towers have been placed on the bridge to provide street lighting. Bicycles are not allowed on the bridge at this time.
Please note that pedestrian access to the bridge will be temporary, as the demolition of the bridge is currently planned for Spring 2024. For your convenience, we have included a map of the pedestrian detour below.
Vehicles cannot cross the bridge.
For all questions related to the Dorchester Avenue Bridge Replacement project, please email DotAveBridge@mbta.com.
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