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Late-Night Detours on Route 28 Wednesday, August 2 to Friday, August 4

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will reconstruct sidewalks and begin resurfacing Route 28 in Cambridge (McGrath Highway and Monsignor O’Brien Highway). Work will include late-night/early morning detours for traffic heading north between Third Street and Broadway. 

This, week MassDOT plans to: 

  • Reconstruct sidewalks, ramps, and driveways on Route 28 between Third Street and Broadway
  • Remove the roadway asphalt (mill) between Third Street and Broadway ahead of repaving

Sidewalk reconstruction will take place during the day, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Roadway milling will take place overnight between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Drivers and others on the road should expect: 

  • Single-lane closures around sidewalk reconstruction.
  • Overnight detours are planned for the early hours of Thursday, August 3 and Friday, August 4 (between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.) Both northbound lanes (headed from Third Street to Broadway) will close during these times. The detour will begin at Third Street. Vehicles will use Third Street, Gore Street, and Medford Street to go around the closed section of Route 28. 

Pedestrians should expect detours around sidewalk construction, which will change as work is completed. 

8/4 Edit: MassDOT announced that northbound and soutbound overnight detours and closures will remain in place through Friday, August 11. Closures will be in place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. and vehicles will be detoured between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Page was posted on 8/2/2023 5:16 PM
Page was last modified on 8/4/2023 11:45 AM
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