MassDOT Fast 14 Project
This summer, MassDOT is going to replace 14 deteriorated bridge superstructures along I-93 in Medford, Massachusetts. MassDOT will use innovative construction methods to minimize the duration of construction-related impacts and congestion. In order to reduce congestion, the project will use prefabricated, modular superstructure units, eliminating years of work that would occur in the roadway if conventional construction methods were used. The existing superstructures will be demolished and replaced during weekends.
During weekends, I-93 will be reduced to four lanes (two in each direction) in Medford. Traffic will cross onto one side of the highway to allow for the bridges to be replaced. when the crossovers are in use, the two opposing directions of traffic will be separated by a moveable "zipper" barrier installed throughout the 4.5-mile long construction zone. All of the bridge replacements will be complete by the end of August. MassDOT strongly encourages people driving through and not stopping in greater Boston and the Medford area to take alternate regional routes during summer weekends.
Current Service Impacts
Throughout the summer, a number of MBTA bus routes will be diverted due to construction activities.
To mitigate traffic impacts, the MBTA will run additional Orange Line service while work is ongoing. Additionally, free parking will be provided at the Anderson RTC beginning Friday night at 5pm through Sunday.
For full information on the project, please visit: http://www.mass.gov/massdot/93fast14
MassDOT is committed to providing safe and durable replacement bridges. The project has been developed by the Accelerated Bridge Program to result in the fewest construction-related impacts on traffic, businesses, residents and tourism.