Green Line Extension Friends –
MassDOT and the MBTA are hosting two educational public meetings in support of the Green Line Extension project. The presentations at the two meetings will be the same. The meetings will outline the guidelines and requirements used by the MBTA to design successful stations.
September 28 – Argenziano School (Cafetorium), 290 Washington Street, Somerville
September 29 – Medford City Hall (Council Chambers), 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford
Each meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with an "Introduction to the Green Line" presentation. New material will be presented starting at 6:15 pm.
As you may have read, the MassDOT Board of Directors opted at its September 7th meeting not to take a vote on the proposed contract amendment to advance Preliminary Engineering of the Green Line Extension project. Instead, the Board directed MassDOT and the MBTA to move ahead with a new procurement for Preliminary Engineering services. The Board also voiced its unanimous support for this important transportation and economic development project and further directed MassDOT to expedite the new procurement. This new procurement process has begun and information about it can be found on the MBTA website. In the interim, planning and civic engagement work will continue on the Green Line Extension project, with some modifications to accommodate the new procurement schedule. We will keep you posted as the procurement process progresses, and hope that you will contact us with any questions.
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.
Field work schedules are after the break.
Survey work has been completed until further notice.
Weeks ending 9/17/10 and 9/24/10:
Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail right-of-way from Brookings Street in Medford to Lowell Street in Somerville
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.
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