This traffic update is from MassDOT concerning temporary lane closures and reductions in the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves construction area. Some information below references changes through Nov. 1.
Full Closure of Route 1 Southbound
On Monday, October 19 from 9PM to 5AM and Wednesday, October 21 at 9PM to 5AM there will be full closures of Route 1 Southbound through the Chelsea Viaduct portion of the combined Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves project. Route 1 Northbound will operate normally during the overnight closure.
The Monday, October 19 closure will be to waterproof section 1 of Route 1 Southbound. The Wednesday, October 21 closure will be to shift traffic on section 1 of Route 1 Southbound from two single lanes to two lanes together with a new work zone on the right.
Detour for the Full Closure of Route 1 Southbound: exit at Carter Street, turn right onto Carter Street, turn left onto Everett Avenue, and turn right on the Everett Avenue on-ramp and rejoin Route 1 southbound.
Lane Reductions on Route 1 Southbound
Route 1 Southbound will be reduced to a single lane from Friday, October 30 at 11AM to Sunday November 1 at 8PM.
Lane Reductions on Route 1 Northbound
Route 1 Northbound will be reduced to a single lane on Saturday, October 30 Saturday at 6AM through Sunday, November 1 at 8PM.
Full Closure of Carter Street Off Ramp
The Carter Street off Ramp will be closed on Tuesday, October 20 from 9PM through 5AM and Thursday, October 22 from 9PM through 5AM.
Detour for the Full Closure of Route 1 Southbound: Drivers looking to exit Route 1 Southbound in Chelsea should use the Route 16 West exit towards Everett and take Revere Beach Parkway to Everett Ave.
Drivers should take care to pay attention to all signage and move carefully through the work zone. Police details, lane markings, temporary barriers, traffic cones, signage, and other tools will be used to control traffic and create safe work zones.