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Repairs to the bridge connecting Elliot Street in Newton with Central Ave in Needham  will begin the week of May 9 — resulting in occasional closures and/or lane closures as soon as next week and a complete closure for several months starting in mid-July.

The initial stage of the project will involve pre-construction activities such as the installation of erosion controls, tree trimming and removal and repairs to the underside of the arches, according to the contractor Aetna Bridge Construction Company..

In mid-June, there will be intermittent alternating lane closures until mid-June, which may result in the need for one-way traffic only.  Traffic delays on weekdays are likely between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.  As work progresses, the contractor may opt for longer work days.
Then starting mid-July, the bridge will be totally closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic until early December.