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Longfellow Bridge repairs, disruption to start in summer

After years of discussion and planning, construction on the Longfellow Bridge is finally set to begin this summer — bringing with it a slew of traffic detours and MBTA service interruptions.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s board of directors voted Wednesday to approve a contract for the long-awaited renovation, clearing the way for the $255 million project that will lead to three years of disruptions, including the curtailment of Red Line service for 25 weekends and the elimination of northbound traffic throughout the project.

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