The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public that throughout Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, shuttle buses will replace subway and commuter rail services at the following locations due to the ongoing Woods Memorial/Route 16 Bridge Replacement Project:
- Orange Line – Shuttle busses will replace trains between Wellington Station and Oak Grove Station on October 21 and October 22.
- Commuter Rail – The Haverhill Line Commuter Rail will provide shuttle bus shuttles between Haverhill and North Station, with the exception of Malden Center Station, on October 21 and October 22.
Regular MBTA Orange Line and Haverhill Commuter Rail service will resume at the start of service on Monday, October 23.
- Rivers Edge Drive, which travels under Route 16, will also be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic with Wellington Circle and Santilli Circle as the alternate route to reverse direction. Appropriate signs, channelizing devices and traffic control measures will be used to guide drivers through the area.
These impacts are necessary in order to allow for construction operations as part of the $81.3 million project to replace the bridges carrying Revere Beach Parkway (Route 16) over the Malden River (Woods Memorial Bridge) and over the MBTA/Rivers Edge Drive.
MassDOT encourages drivers to seek alternate routes, if possible, to avoid delays. Drivers that must travel through the affected area should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution while traveling through the work zone.