New Boston Street Bridge Construction Underway

After years of planning, construction has begun on the new bridge that will connect two sections of New Boston Street. Currently, the two sections of New Boston Street are separated by train tracks.  The new bridge will make a much needed connection to improve traffic flow and pedestrian access in the area. The City funded the design work for the Bridge. The $28 million to construct the bridge is being funded through Federal and State funding. Construction of the Bridge began in Spring 2022 and is expected to be completed in 2025.

Project Goals:

  •  Traffic Options
    •  increasing alternative route options, improved local connectivity
  • Deficient Bike and Ped Accommodations 
    • Project will incorporate Complete Streets and Healthy Transportation goals (lane and shoulder widths, sidewalks)
  • Lack of Access to Anderson RTC
    • Bridge will provide future access to the Regional Transit Center from New Boston Street
  • Safety
    • Discourage unauthorized as-grade crossings across MBTA Right of Way
  •  Environment
    • Improvements to stormwater quality

Rendering of the new bridge

Rendering of the new bridge

Renderings of the new bridge 

Map detailing location of the new bridge

The new bridge will connect two sections of New Boston Street in North Woburn

Project Background:

  • The Original bridge was closed by the Mass Highway Department in late 70’s due to disrepair
  • A new bridge was identified as a priority project in the 2005 Master Plan “Woburn Vision 2020”
  • The proposed project received support from Wilmington and State Representatives from 2004-2006
  • The proposal was initially sent to MassHighway in 2006 and funds were allocated for design
  • In 2015, project was programmed for construction funding in Federal Fiscal Year 2021 on the Transportation Improvement Program
  • 25% design submitted to MassDOT in April of 2016
  • 75% design submitted to MassDOT in June of 2019
  • 100% design submitted to MassDOT in August of 2020
  • Project put out to bid in October of 2021 and was awarded to AA Will in February 2022
  • Construction started in May of 2022
  • The bridge is anticipated to be completed in 2025

View the construction documents:

100% Project Design Plans MassDOT

Traffic Analysis



Old New Boston Street Bridge

Pictured above is the Old New Boston Street Bridge. The Old Bridge caught fire in 1972 and was deemed unsafe in the late 1970s.