Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. recently received word from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) that the Alford Street Bridge Project is set to start on November 8. The three year project to restore the bridge will coincide with the upcoming reconstruction of Lower Broadway corridor of Route 99.
The bridge construction calls for a reduction in lanes, which will snarl traffic along the heavily traveled roadway. The Mayor is encouraging all motorists to seek alternate routes. Mayor DeMaria is pressing Transportation officials and the State House delegation to provide relief to Everett residents who will temporarily need to use the Tobin Bridge for access into Boston.
No official project timetable for the reconstruction of Route 99 (Lower Broadway) is available as the project is in final stages of design. The City expects the bidding process for the reconstruction to start before the end of the year.
Mayor DeMaria will hold a Community Meeting with residents and businesses along the Lower Broadway corridor to discuss the construction timetable, traffic shifts, and the impacts to the community. Dates and times for the community meeting will be established as soon as the qualified contractors are chosen.