MassDOT Schedules Crosswalk Work in the North End

Overnight work to reconstruct crosswalks at various sections of Atlantic Avenue and Surface Road/Purchase Street began on the evening of Monday, July 15, according to MassDOT.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of August with various lane closures each evening from 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. the following morning.

Traffic impacts are expected at various locations along these roadways when the work is being done.

Once this work is completed, operations will move to Atlantic Avenue between Mercantile and North Washington streets later in the summer.

Apparently, the work will be conducted in ways that minimize impacts on the traveling public and the local community, according to MassDOT that, “Ensured jackhammer would stop each evening at 11 p.m.”

People should be aware while traveling the impacted area, of delays and reduce speed limits, they should use caution MassDOT clearly advised.

The usual signage and messaging will be in place noting these impacts for the scheduled work, which is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

MassDOT offers many ways for travelers to get traffic conditions including:

• Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.

• Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.

• Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.

• Download MassDOT’s Goal Time mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.

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