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River Street Reconstruction Project

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Welcome to the River Street Construction Webpage! This is the place to find current information and updates related to construction of the River Street Infrastructure and Streetscape Project.

The project includes utility and surface reconstruction of the following streets and public spaces:

  • River Street from Memorial Drive to Massachusetts Avenue
  • Carl Barron Plaza (the major public space at the intersection of River Street/Western Ave/Mass Ave in Central Square)
  •  The MBTA bus stops and busway at Magazine/Green/River Street adjacent to Carl Barron Plaza
  •  Pleasant Street and Tubman Square between Pleasant Place and River Street
  •  Green Street between Magazine and Pearl Street
  •  Magazine Street between Franklin and Green Street
  •  Blackstone Street

In addition, the project includes the following nearby neighborhood streets which are due for reconstruction under the City's Five Year Sidewalk and Street Reconstruction Plan

  • Fairmont Avenue / Fairmont Street / Rockwell Street / Laurel Street / Kelly Road   

*Construction is planned in the yellow-shaded areas on the map to the right. Click map to enlarge.

Notice: River Street Reconstruction Project Construction Open House Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Amigos School – Gymnasium
15 Upton Street
Accessible entrance off Pleasant Place

Review the final design for the project, learn about the construction schedule, and meet the project staff.

Refreshments will be provided!

Come Learn More!