Customer service along the MBTA’s most popular bus route will be significantly enhanced as part of a construction contract awarded by the MassDOT Board of Directors.
The federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act $3.4 million project includes a series of improvements to the Silver Line’s fourteen stations along Washington Street in Roxbury and the South End.
Under its contract with the MBTA, S & R Construction will install new laminated glass windscreens at each shelter to shield customers from wind and rain while maximizing the impact of newly-installed overhead heating units.
The Silver Line’s 15,000 daily customers will also enjoy a smoother ride following pavement repairs in the bus lanes and at deteriorated crosswalks, where cobblestones will be replaced by asphalt between Melnea Cass Boulevard and Herald Street.
"These investments in the Silver Line corridor which serves large number of our customers are an example of how that priority is being put into action. And, we are not done. More improvements are coming next year, and we are working closely with the City, local leaders, and citizens of the area on ways to improve connections to Dudley from points south to Mattapan Square. The Governor is serious about the need to make real improvements in these areas," said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan.
Next year, workers will begin a second phase of improvements at the Silver Line’s terminus at Dudley Station, where the MBTA recently opened a Transit Police kiosk. The project at Dudley includes the construction of a public restroom, repaving work, and the installation of heating units and two-sided electronic message boards at multiple bus platforms.
South Station Expansion: 1980s Renovation posted on Jan 31
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New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set posted on Jan 29
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Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open posted on Jan 28
The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight. Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open