Central Square

24 x 36 Cent Sq

Neighborhood: East Boston

Description: Central Square is a neighborhood Main Streets district in the heart of the East Boston community. Laid out in the days of horse and carriage, the square includes vast expanses of pavement and an oval park in the center that is difficult to access. The redesigned square will reclaim much of the pavement for pedestrian use by narrowing the streets, expanding the park, and widening the sidewalks to create spaces for outdoor seating, cafes, and greenscape elements. Traffic will be better organized and bike lanes will be added where possible to improve traffic flow and create a safer environment for cyclists.

Project Status: Completed

Project Cost: $8,000,000

Project Start: Summer2015

Project Completion: 2018

Project Team:

  • Charlotte Fleetwood, Project Manager, BTD
  • Zach Wassmouth, BPWD
  • Cathy Baker-Eclipse, Boston Parks and Recreation 
  • Howard Stein Hudson with Klopfer Martin Design Group, Design Consultants
  • McCourt Construction Company, Contractor
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North Washington Street Bridge

Neighborhood: Charlestown/North End

Description: The Boston Public Works Department is designing a replacement for the North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge). Sitting in the footprint and shadows of the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, the replacement bridge needs to complement the form and functionality of the iconic Interstate Bridge. The key aspects of the new bridge will be that it is a livable, walkable, multimodal, green and sustainable bridge, accommodating all users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The design calls for wider sidewalks, gathering places, innovative accent lighting, protected bicycle facilities, and smoother walking surfaces to support the Freedom Trail.

Project Status: In design


  • Para Jayasinghe, Project Manger, BPWD
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Alford Street Bridge

Neighborhood: Charlestown

Description: The Alford Street Bridge is a bascule bridge that carries traffic from Sullivan Square over the Mystic River into Everett. The project consisted of rehabilitation of the structural, mechanical & electrical systems for the moveable span, replacement of the power and communication cables, new bridge signal equipment, pavement markings and signage, approach span structural repairs, approach roadway reconstruction and all incidental work.

The reconstructed bridge provides two travel lanes in both directions, with bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides.

Project Status: Completed

Project Cost: $57,370,000

Project Completion: Fall 2014

Project Team:

  • Para Jayasinghe, Project Manager, BPWD
  • Hardesty & Hanover, Design Consultants
  • SPS New England, Contractor
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