Traffic Advisory: Night-time Work at Jug Handle Starting May 21 for About 2 Weeks

↓ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Press Release (PDF)

CONCORD, Mass. – Construction activities continue on Phase 1 of the $30.9 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration project in Boston, Massachusetts. On Wednesday, May 21, temporary night-time work will begin at the Jug Handle in order to install the 84” temporary storm drain bypass pipe. The 84” bypass pipe is necessary to divert the flow of two existing drain lines so that the remaining sections of the Brookline Avenue culvert can be installed and a permanent diversion structure connecting these two drain lines into the Brookline Avenue culvert can be constructed. In order to not impact vehicular traffic flow during the day and the limited space of the Jug Handle to accommodate all construction activities, this temporary night-time work is necessary. The expected duration of the night-time work is 2 weeks.

Details concerning this night-time work are as follows:

  • Night work to start on May 21
  • Hours will vary based on Red Sox home game schedule – either 11pm to 7am or 8pm to 7am
  • Police detail will be provided for the duration of night time work
  • Vehicular lane closure of Jug Handle and detouring of traffic to Louis Pasteur
  • Pedestrian sidewalk closure of Jug Handle and detouring of pedestrians as appropriate around the work zone
  • Excavation of roadway; installation of trench box; laying of 84” bypass pipe
  • Use of an excavator for these work activities – no jack-hammering is expected
  • Before rush hour traffic, the site will be restored daily for vehicular traffic with steel plate or asphalt across the excavation depending on timing and stage of the task

These activities are necessary so that the installation of a culvert under Brookline Avenue can continue. We will do all we can to minimize impacts to the public during these activities.

SCOPE: Installation of 84″ By-Pass pipe from the Upper Fens Pond thru the Jug Handle into fenced work zone.


  • Pedestrian traffic will not be allowed on Jug Handle


  • Arrow Boards, Cones, Barrels & State Police Details


  • Wed. 5/21/14 – 11:00 pm to 7:00 am
  • Thurs. 5/22/14 & Fri. 5/23/14 – 8:00 pm to 7:00 am
  • Tues. 5/27/14 – 8:00 pm to 7:00am
  • Wed. 5/28/14, Thurs. 5/29/14 & Fri. 5/30/14 – 11:00 pm to 7:00 am

BOSTON, MA 02118

Michael Keegan – Project Manager
United States Army Corp of Engineers
696 Virginia Road – Concord, MA 01742

Stephen Umbrell – Project Engineer
United States Army Corp of Engineers
696 Virginia Road – Concord, MA 01742