Traffic Advisory

Street Closures & One Way Traffic. As of May 29, 2024 at 09:54 a.m., the CPD reports the following road closure updates: 

  • 6th St closed @ Arlington St
  • Crescent Ave closed Cary Ave - Broadway
  • Clinton St closed Crescent Ave - Washburn St
  • Broadway closed @ City Hall Ave
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Traffic Advisories & Parking Restrictions (as of 5/24/2024)

Overnight Closure of Chelsea Drawbridge: The Chelsea Drawbridge will be closed on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29. The bridge will be closed each night from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for crews to perform cable maintenance. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate routes.

Sumner Tunnel Project:
Sumner Tunnel will remain open for normal use throughout the weekend. Weekend tunnel closures are expected to resume one week after the Memorial Day holiday.

Downtown Broadway Construction: The Downtown Broadway Project starts on June 3. The project's first phase will improve utilities throughout the Broadway corridor from City Hall Ave to Williams St and a portion of Washington Ave from City Hall Ave to Bellingham Square. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3:30 PM.
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Upper Broadway Drainage and Surface Project: The sidewalk and roadway rehabilitation for the Upper Broadway corridor is underway. The project area extends down Broadway from Marlborough Street through Clinton Street to the Chelsea-Revere border; projected completion date is April 2025. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. For additional questions: Elias Pomales | Const. Manager/Project Engineer, 857.343.4250,

Willow Street / Watts Street / Central Avenue Utility, Road, and Traffic Improvements: On Monday, April 22, the City's contractor, Aqua Line Utility, will begin utility work at the intersection of Central Avenue and Eastern Avenue. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Utility and surface reconstruction will continue through May and June at Central Avenue, Willow Street, and Watts Street intersections and approaches. Road detours and traffic delays are expected. If you have any questions or concerns about the construction work, please contact Elias Pomales, the City's DPW construction manager/project engineer, at 857-343-4250.
Daytime Lane Closures on Tobin Bridge on Route 1 Southbound: 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is implementing a single-lane closure on the Tobin Bridge on Route 1, southbound on the upper deck. The closure occurs weekly, Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Two lanes of traffic will always remain open during the single-lane closures. These closures will be coordinated with other construction projects in the area.

Stuctural Cleaning & Painting, Steel & Concrete Repairs on Tobin Bridge: MassDOT has been working in the area for the past several months and vacuuming up paint chips that have fallen from the bridge. The paint chip cleanup is being followed by a $100 million-plus project to repair steel, remove old paint, and repaint the bridge among other improvements. For further questions, please get in touch with the Tobin Bridge Field Office by calling 857-776-6120. 

E911 Building renovation: The construction work on the E911 Building is set to start next week. There will be a significant construction impact, particularly with parking in the City Hall lot. Construction is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2024.