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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Boden Lane Bridge Update (11/8/2019)

The Boden Lane bridge remains closed for all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Shuttles will continue Monday-Friday from the intersection of Burning Tree, Boden Lane, and Tamarack Monday – Friday 5:30-9:00 am to get residents to the West Natick Train Station.  Return shuttles to that same intersection will continue to be provided from the West Natick Train Station from 4:00 -8:00 pm.  The shuttles will run on Veterans Day.  The West Natick MBTA station is a very busy line with express and commuter rail trains daily.  AMTRAK also utilizes this line for part of its regional service.  Crossing at grade on the tracks is dangerous and strongly discouraged.  Pedestrians are encouraged to utilize the shuttles provided and remain off the tracks at all times. 

Through next week vegetation management will occur in the bridge area.  This is being completed in preparation for the removal of the bridge that will occur before the end of this calendar year.  The removal process will take 2- 4 weeks to complete, and will require temporary removal of the Town’s water main that runs over the current structure.  Based upon our water analysis and engineering, assuming normal water use for this time of year we do not anticipate any disruption of water service to residents and businesses.  MassDOT continues to coordinate with other Commonwealth partners, including MBTA and MWRTA.  During the tree trimming and bridge removal, MBTA will continue its regularly scheduled train service and the MWRTA will continue to run shuttled for the community.

Understanding the community’s immediate needs, MassDOT is also working to design and construct a pedestrian bridge that would also hold a Town water main.  This pedestrian bridge will be erected in the general vicinity of the existing structure.

The Town will continue to work with our partners throughout this process, and appreciate the community's patience.  We recognize that it is getting cold and this is an inconvenience to many individuals and families.  We will continue to share information as it becomes available on this web page and other social media platforms.  Thank you again for your patience.  Please contact Town Administration at 508.647.6403 if you have questions or concerns. 

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