Muddy River dredging to cause temporary lane closures

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

According to the Corps, temporary lane closures will take place Feb. 12, 2021, at Work Area #2 in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue and Riverway (near Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital), and at Work Area #3 on Netherlands Road.

“A one lane closure will be on Riverway, outbound from the Longwood Medical area, and on Netherlands Road to demobilize an excavator from Work Area #2 and mobilize it in Work Area #3,” USACE said. “The temporary lane closure will take place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.”

The temporary lane closures are necessary to bring equipment and materials in for dredging operations.

Dredging will begin in Work Area #3 later this month once the temporary construction fencing is installed, and the site preparation and mobilization is complete.

For Muddy River project construction updates, visit the District’s project website.

Photo: USACE