Whittier Bridge Pedestrian/Bicycle Lane Closure


The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the temporary closure of the pedestrian and bicycle trail on the Whittier Bridge in Amesbury and Newburyport on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30.  The trail will be closed both days due to bridge inspection activities taking place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Traffic lanes on this bridge which carries I-95 northbound over the Merrimack River will remain open at all times for motor vehicles to use. 

This temporary impact is necessary to allow bridge inspection crews to conduct an inspection of the I 95 northbound bridge over the Merrimack River. 

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.    

All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency.               

For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are encouraged to:  

· Download the Mass511 mobile app or visit www.mass511.com to view live cameras, travel times, real-time traffic conditions, and project information before setting out on the road. Users can subscribe to receive text and email alerts for traffic conditions.            

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