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Muddy River FRM project temporary lane closures announced for March 29

USACE, New England District
Published March 25, 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 March 29, 2021, at Work Area #2 in the vicinity of Brookline Avenue and Riverway (near Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital), and at Work Area #4 on Netherlands Road. A single lane closure will occur on Riverway, outbound from the Longwood Medical area, and on Netherlands Road to demobilize the amphibious excavator from Work Area #2 and mobilize it in Work Area #4. 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 in for dredging operations. Dredging will begin in Work Area #4 later this month once 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 District’s project website at:

For more information, contact Project Manager Jennifer Flanagan at or call 978-318-8015.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 21-013