The $34.9 million project includes rehabilitation of the 52-year old tunnel’s deck, curb line, gutters and replacement of the tunnel’s wall panels. The original deteriorated wall panels were removed in December 2012 as a safety measure due to significant corrosion to the panel wall anchor system.
The proposed work schedule includes the full tunnel closure in early 2014 with detours in place, followed by an additional 4-5 months of work requiring overnight closures between 11p.m. and 5a.m. The complete closure of the tunnel will reduce the overall duration of the project, provide enhanced public safety by minimizing changes to traffic flow, and better coordinate with other local projects including Tobin Bridge work, which is scheduled to resume in spring 2014.
MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Executive Director James E. Rooney are inviting members of the hospitality, restaurant, hotel, shuttle, limo, and taxi industries to learn about the project at a meeting scheduled for late October:
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m., Room #050, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston
This meeting is intended to provide an opportunity to learn about the project and will include a briefing, a Q&A session, and an opportunity to sign up to receive important project communications.