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Muddy River Flood Risk Management project to cause temporary lane closures February 17

USACE, New England District
Published Feb. 12, 2021

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today upcoming temporary lane closures on Riverway and Netherlands Road as dredging activities continue  to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and  Brookline, Massachusetts.

Temporary lane closures will take place Feb. 17, 2021, at Work Area #2 in the vicinity of Brookline  Avenue and Riverway (near Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital), and at Work Area #3 on Netherlands Road.  A one lane closure will be on Riverway, outbound from the Longwood Medical area, and on Netherlands  Road to demobilize an excavator from Work Area #2 and mobilize it in Work Area #3. Appropriate  signage will be placed on the outbound side starting at Netherlands and Riverway, and at Brookline  Ave and Riverway. The temporary lane closure will take place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.

The temporary lane closures are necessary to bring equipment and materials in for dredging operations. Dredging will begin in Work Area #3 later this month once the temporary  construction fencing is installed, and the site preparation and mobilization is complete.

A State Police detail will be on-site to safely guide traffic around the vehicles off-loading the  equipment and materials. Lane closures will be limited to the greatest extent possible to minimize  impacts to the public.

For Muddy River project construction updates, visit the Corps’ project website at: 

For more information, contact Project Manager Jennifer Flanagan at MuddyRiver@usace.army.mil or call 978-318-8015.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 21-004