Transportation

The Zakim Bridge Will Be Closed Overnight All This Week

Inspections will shutter it from midnight to 5 a.m.

photo via istock.com/LUNAMARINA

Consider yourself warned. The Zakim Bridge will be closed overnight all this week for a series of inspections. It will be shuttered it from midnight to 5 a.m. beginning Monday night and running through early Friday morning, MassDOT has announced.

The iconic bridge that spans the Charles River is a critical link on I-93 and Route 1. A product of the Big Dig, it was opened to traffic in 2003.

Plan accordingly. MassDOT has shared this list of detours for late-night travelers:

  • I-93 northbound: All traffic detoured off I-93 northbound at Exit 26 (Storrow Drive). Travelers seeking to re-access I-93 northbound or Route 1 northbound can utilize the Leverett Circle.
  • I-93 southbound: All traffic detoured off I-93 southbound at Exit 28 (Mystic Avenue) in Somerville. Traffic seeking to re-access I-93 southbound will be detoured through Sullivan Square, across the North Washington Street Bridge, and then to the I-93 southbound on-ramp in the Haymarket area.
  • Route 1 northbound: Traffic on local roadways in downtown Boston seeking to access Route 1 northbound can utilize the Leverett Circle.
  • Route 1 southbound: All traffic will be detoured off Route 1 southbound and into Charlestown. Travelers seeking to re-access Route 1 southbound or I-93 southbound will be directed across the North Washington Street Bridge and to the I-93 south on-ramp in the Haymarket area.

Spencer Buell Staff Writer at Boston Magazine sbuell@bostonmagazine.com


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