Bowker Overpass Construction Work to Begin

Massachusetts Department of Transportation


For Immediate Release:                                                                                    

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Contact: 857-368-8500



MassDOT to Motorists: Plan Ahead for Bowker Overpass Construction Work

  Storrow Drive EB Fenway Route 1 South Offramp Closure is Saturday, August 9th


On Saturday, August 9, the Storrow Drive Eastbound, Fenway Route 1 South offramp will be closed from the hours of 7 AM to 11 PM.  The closure is due to construction work scheduled on the Bowker Overpass


A traffic detour will be in place, directing cars to the previous Kenmore exit along Storrow Drive Eastbound.  There will be signage, and police details to guide motorists to exit at the Kenmore off-ramp.  Work will also require a right lane closure along Beacon Street where access to the sidewalk and bike path will be closed, and traffic will be maintained in the center and left lane.


The scheduled work consists of demolition of deck surface along the Bowker Overpass.  Rapid set concrete will then be installed and finished to match existing grade of bridge deck. Upon completion of recommended curing, traffic will be opened.


MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays.  Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution while traveling along the detour routes. 


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