Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager
We're pleased to announce the creation of a Green Line Extension Design Working Group electronic discussion group. This group hosts discussions among members of the Design Working Group and GLX staff. The group was created so that all email discussions by members are archived and open to the public. Anyone interested may join this group and read the discussion. The posting of messages is limited to members of the Design Working Group and GLX project staff. Messages and archived discussion can be found at the group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GLX_DWG/.
Meeting summaries from the September public meetings in Somerville and Medford have also been posted to the project website. Should you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
An update of the current field work schedule is available after the break.
Weeks ending 10/15/10 and 10/22/10:
Bridge survey within the Lowell Commuter Rail corridor at Cedar Street in Somerville
Field edit* of proposed maintenance facility plans in Somerville
Field locate** railroad right-of-way in Somerville
* The survey manager will verify in the field that all features have been accurately located on the base plan.
** Mark or identify features on site based on a record plan.
Weeks ending 10/15/10 and 10/22/10:
Borings within the MBTA Fitchburg Commuter Rail right-of-way between McGrath Highway and the Boston Engine Terminal in Somerville
Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail right-of-way between Cedar Street and Washington Street in Somerville
Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail right-of-way between Harvard Street in Medford and Broadway in Somerville
Maintenance facility borings off Third Avenue in the Inner Belt area of 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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Cementing the Future of the Braga Bridge posted on Oct 25
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All Electronic Tolling Activated October 28, Toll Plaza Demolitions Begin This Weekend posted on Oct 24
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