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East Cottage St and Norfolk Ave Bridge Replacement

The East Cottage Street Bridge carries the Fairmount Line through Roxbury and Dorchester
The East Cottage Street Bridge, shown here, is one of two bridges we're replacing along the Fairmount Line

Timeline: Winter 2021 – Spring 2023

The East Cottage Street and Norfolk Avenue bridges, between the Uphams Corner and Newmarket stations, carry the Fairmount Line through Roxbury and Dorchester. We’re replacing the bridges, both built in 1906, with updated steel infrastructures to improve safety and reliability. 

Building a Better T

As part of our $9.6 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Project Features and Benefits

  • Replace existing bridges to extend service life by 75 years
  • Strengthen the support structures to increase load capacity
  • Remove speed restrictions to reduce service delays
  • Repaint community mural on East Cottage Street

What to Expect During This Work

The Norfolk Avenue Bridge carries the Fairmount Line through Dorchester and Roxbury
The Norfolk Avenue Bridge is one of two bridges we're replacing along the Fairmount Line

To minimize service impacts, we will accelerate construction and limit rail service disruptions and road closures to weekends.

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    Pedestrians

    We will maintain access to at least one of the sidewalks at a time under the bridge. If pedestrian traffic is impacted due to the road closures, we will post detour signage.

    Parking

    Residents will not be able to park under East Cottage Street or Norfolk Avenue bridges throughout construction.

     

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    Contact Us

    For all questions and comments related to this project, please contact EastCottageNorfolk@mbta.com.

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    Building a Better T

    As part of our $9.6 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

    Learn more

    Stay Informed

    Get project news, updates, and information delivered to your inbox.