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O'Brien Highway (Route 28) Reconstruction Project

As part of the Planning Board's permit (PB179) for the Cambridge Crossing development project, owned by Divco West, the project developer is required to re-design and re-construct O'Brien Highway from Land Boulevard to Third Street, in cooperation with the City of Cambridge and MassDOT. The reconstruction will include separated bicycle facilities, new sidewalks, enhanced pedestrian crossings, landscaping, and other features to make the corridor more comfortable for walking, biking, and accessing the new Lechmere Station being reconstructed as part of the Green Line Extension Project. Some roadway reconstruction work has begun and is being completed in phases and timed to work with the Lechmere Station reconstruction. The current Lechmere station is scheduled to close in May 2020 and the MBTA will be running bus shuttles to North Station for approximately one year.  Please check the Green Line project website for the latest.  

Draft Final Plans

View the draft final reconstruction plans here and in the documents tab.

Work on the O'Brien Highway Reconstruction is on-going in phases timed with the Green Line Extension project.  Work is now scheduled to be complete in mid-2022.