Post Content

Kate Fichter

Posted by Kate Fichter, MassDOT Green Line Extension Project Manager

Green Line Extension Friends –

The Green Line Extension website has been updated to include some new materials. A comment letter from MassDOT to the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding the Federal Transit Administration's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the New Starts/Small Starts programs is now available. Materials for this week's Design Working Group meeting are also available on the Current Materials page under the subheading "Green Line Extension Design Working Group."

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.

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 katherine.fichter@state.ma.us. Kate is also blogging about the project at the MassDOT blog.

Thank you for your interest and participation.

An update on the field work scheduled for the next two weeks is after the break.

Field Survey:

Weeks ending 8/13/10 and 8/20/10:

Property and topographic survey for the proposed Maintenance Facility in the Inner Belt area of Somerville.
Boring Program:

Weeks ending 8/13/10 and 8/20/10:

Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line from Lowell Street in Somerville to Harvard Street in Medford.
Boring typically occurs between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM on weekdays.

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 katherine.fichter@state.ma.us. Kate is also blogging about the project at the MassDOT blog.

Thank you for your interest and participation.

The Green Line Extension Project Team

Written By:

Recent Posts

Sumner Tunnel Traffic Adjustments posted on May 24

Sumner Tunnel Traffic Adjustments

MassDOT has announced that beginning on Thursday morning, May 25, it will be implementing the following adjustments to the traffic pattern in the area of the entrance of the Sumner Tunnel in order to improve traffic flow as construction activities continue for the ongoing toll   …Continue Reading Sumner Tunnel Traffic Adjustments

MassDOT: Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Travel posted on May 24

MassDOT: Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Travel

MassDOT advises Memorial Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s many travel “real time” tools and use public transportation if possible to travel between destinations. “We know from past years that travelers can expect heavy traffic volumes during Memorial Day weekend and should accordingly   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Travel

MBTA Green Line Extension: Final Request for Proposal for Design-Build Contract posted on May 23

MBTA Green Line Extension: Final Request for Proposal for Design-Build Contract

The MBTA Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team has released the Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the GLX Design Build (DB) contract to the three shortlisted DB teams that were identified in February of this year. The Final RFP includes an Affordability Limit of   …Continue Reading MBTA Green Line Extension: Final Request for Proposal for Design-Build Contract