Green Line Extension Friends –
The Green Line Extension website has been updated to include some new materials. On the Current Materials page, you can now find a summary of comments and discussion at the spring Land Use Workshops as well as meeting minutes from last week's Design Working Group meeting. We have also included a link to the Community Corridor Planning's Summary of Results from their three-part community design workshop on the Green Line Extension. The website also has a link to video of the Design Working Group meeting, hosted by the SCATV "Vlog." (Please scroll to the August 11, 2010 entry.)
More information about the Green Line Extension project, including information about upcoming public meetings, can be found at www.mass.gov/greenlineextension. Should you have any questions, please contact Kate Fichter, Project Manager for the Green Line Extension, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest and participation.
After the break, please find an update on the field work scheduled for the next two weeks:
Weeks ending 8/20/10 and 8/27/10:
Property and topographic survey for the proposed Maintenance Facility in the Inner Belt area of Somerville.
Detailed bridge survey of Red Bridge in Somerville
Survey of drainage system inverts* within the Lowell Line Commuter Rail Corridor
*Inverts are elevations of the interior bottom of the existing drain pipes measured at a drainage structure.
Weeks ending 8/20/10 and 8/27/10:
Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line from Harvard Street to College Avenue in Medford
Boring typically occurs between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM on weekdays.
Please note that, as field work continues along the future Green Line Extension right-of-way, passing trains are required to blow their whistles whenever they are within the areas of the field work. While we recognize that this as an inconvenience for nearby residents, trains are required to blow their whistles as a vital safety measure along the right-of-way. We estimate that the work will continue to move north through October, and we will provide weekly updates until it is finished. We apologize for any disruption this may cause.
The Green Line Extension Project Team
Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure posted on May 22
MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project. Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops. The bridge closure is …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure
MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service posted on May 22
The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86 …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service
Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend! posted on May 20
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm …Continue Reading Travel Safely Memorial Day Weekend!