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Route 1 Traffic Alert

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that Route 1 north and southbound in Malden/Revere between Lynn Street and Route 60 (Squire Road) will be closed to traffic during upcoming overnight weekend hours from Friday, September 22, through Sunday, October 29.

The closures and detour routes will be in place to guide drivers during the following times on these weekends:

  • Route 1 southbound: 11 p.m., Friday, through 7 a.m., Saturday.​
  • Route 1 north and southbound:  11 p.m., Saturday, through 8 a.m., Sunday.

These traffic impacts are necessary in order to allow work crews to safely and effectively conduct deck repairs on the bridge that carries Route 1 over the Northern Strand Trail. 

The detour routes are as follows:

  • Drivers on Route 1 south will exit at Lynn Street, and then turn left onto Salem Street, right onto Lynn Street, left onto Wesley Street, left onto Beach Street/Squire Road (Route 60) and proceed to Copeland Circle where vehicles can rejoin Route 1.
  • Drivers on Route 1 north will exit at Route 60 (Squire Road) at Copeland Circle and proceed west, turn right onto Wesley Street, right onto Lynn Street, and left onto Salem Street where vehicles can rejoin Route 1.

Proper signage, variable message boards and police detail officers will be in place throughout the detour routes. Drivers are encouraged to make informed decisions before heading out onto the roadways. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.

These operations are weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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


  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
  • Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.