Dear Friends of Longwood Opera,
Please allow some extra time this weekend if you are planning on attending our Rigoletto performances.
Official report on the bridge closing:
Crews will demolish the old Highland Avenue bridge this weekend, detouring traffic on Highland and Route 128 between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.
Work is scheduled to extend from Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. to Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. During that time, the new Highland Avenue bridge and the portion of Route 128 running underneath it will be closed to traffic.
Drivers on Route 128 north and south will use the Highland Avenue exits to skip the small portion of the highway that will be closed. Drivers will briefly exit and then return to Route 128 using the on and off ramps at Highland.
Drivers attempting to cross the Highland Avenue bridge will be detoured via Kendrick Street at Hunting Road and Second and Fourth Avenues.
It looks like people coming from the North/Mass Pike will be able to use the usual Highland Avenue exit to get to the church.
People coming from the south will be detoured, but Scott Brumit suggests they get off 128 earlier at the Great Plain Avenue exit. Continue towards Needham on Great Plain Avenue to Highland Avenue - turn right and head for the church.