Broadway bridge closure and proposed detours
The City of Somerville hosted a public meeting about the coming Green Line construction and its impact on the Broadway bridge area. View the slides that cover:
- Current draft of traffic detours
- Pedestrian and cyclist detours
- Bus route changes
Mark Niedergang, who represents the Ball Square neighborhood on the Somerville Board of Aldermen, said the city is still eager for the $2.3 billion transit project after years of delays — but the bridge closure will be a massive disruption.
“You’ve got to break eggs to make an omelet, but this is going to be very painful,” he said.
Niedergang and some neighbors are worried cut-through traffic will make local streets unsafe.