Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager
Green Line Extension Friends –
We are pleased to announce that MassDOT will host two educational public meetings to kick off the Preliminary Engineering phase of the Green Line Extension project. These meetings will also help inform the public Station Design Workshops, to be held later in the fall. Two educational meetings will be held, one each in Somerville and Medford. The presentations at the two meetings will be the same. The meetings will outline the requirements the MBTA uses to design its stations.
Each meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a "Green Line Extension 101" presentation for those who are less familiar with the project. New material will be presented starting at 6:15 pm.
The first meeting will be held on September 28 at the Argenziano School (Cafetorium), 290 Washington Street, Somerville. The second meeting will be held on September 29 at Medford City Hall (Council Chambers), 85 George P. Hassett Drive.
The project website has also been updated to include the TIGER II grant application that the City of Somerville has filed for the Community Path Extension. MassDOT is pleased to have been a supporter of the application.
More information about the Green Line Extension project, including information about upcoming public meetings, can be found on the web. Should you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest and participation.
Field work scheduled for the next two weeks follows the break.
Weeks ending 9/3/10 and 9/10/10:
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 9/3/10 and 9/10/10:
Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line right-of-way from Harvard Street in Medford to Broadway Street in Medford
Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line right-of-way from Brookings Street in Medford to Broadway 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.
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