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3/2/2011Temporary Roadway and Ramp Closures at I-695/Charles Street Interchange March 2-3

Wednesday night, March 2 - Thursday morning, March 3


The Charles St. ramp to eastbound I-695 (inner loop) will be closed from midnight Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.


Ramp Detour: north on Charles St. past the bridge; right on Bellona Ave.; right on Seminary Ave.; right on southbound York Rd. and then right on West Road to the ramp to eastbound I-695.

Signal crews will activate the upgraded traffic signal at the intersection of Charles Street and Kenilworth Drive/Bellona Avenue between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday. The signal will be on flashing mode overnight and flagpersons will direct traffic during the switchover.

Thursday night, March 3 - Friday morning, March 4



SHA will close all lanes along westbound I-695 (outer loop) at the Charles Street bridge between midnight Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, so crews may safely move new bridge materials and construction equipment across I-695.

Detour: all motorists on westbound I-695 will be directed off I-695 at the ramp to Charles Street, through the Charles Street roundabout, and to the Bellona Avenue Extended/Ramp back to westbound I-695.


Flagpersons will direct traffic in the interchange area until 5 a.m. Friday.

The northbound Charles St. right-turn ramp to westbound I-695 (outer loop) will also be closed between midnight Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday.


Detour: Charles St. through the roundabout to Bellona Ave. Extended/Ramp to westbound I-695.

Please plan ahead for extra travel time Wednesday and Thursday nights, or consider alternative routes.  For more information on this project, please go to then click on "Projects and Studies".