Muddy River dredging progresses

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has announced that dredging activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts.

“On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, a temporary lane closure will take place at Work Area #2 in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue and Riverway (near Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital),” said USACE in their latest project update.

“The one-lane closure will be on Riverway, outbound from the Longwood Medical area. Appropriate signage will be placed on the outbound side beginning at Netherlands and Riverway, and Brookline Ave and Riverway.”

The temporary lane closure will take place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.

These closures are necessary in order to bring equipment and materials in for dredging operations, said USACE.

Dredging will begin in Work Area #2 later this month once the temporary construction fencing is installed, and the site preparation and mobilization is complete.

A State Police detail will be on-site to safely guide traffic around the vehicles off-loading the equipment and materials. Lane closures will be limited to the greatest extent possible to minimize impacts to the public, said USACE.

Photo: Charter Contracting Company

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