MBTA – Silver Line Gateway Expansion – Massachusetts - Project Profile
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is undertaking the expansion of the Silver Line Gateway project in Massachusetts, the US
The project involves the expansion of the Silver Line service to connect South Station and the Seaport District with East Boston and Chelsea. It includes the construction of access roads, stations, bridges and related infrastructure, the installation of signaling and safety systems, and the modernization of the Chelsea Commuter rail station.
The project will be developed in two phases.
The first phase known as "Silver Line Gateway", includes the construction of 2km road which will be built from just west of the Mystic Mall to Eastern Avenue.
The second phase includes the construction of a new and fully accessible Commuter Rail Station to be located adjacent to Mystic Mall and accessed from both Everett Avenue and Third Street
In April 2014, the preliminary project plans were revealed by the MBTA for public consultation.
The project is to be funded by The Governor Deval Patrick’s 2013 Transportation Finance Plan.
On September 18, 2014, McCourt Construction Company, Inc was appointed as contractor for the Silver Line Gateway phase of the project. The value of the contract is US$33.75 million.
Aecom has been appointed to lead the design and construction process, Green International Affiliates leads the design of the Washington Avenue Bridge, Brown and Rowe will design the shared-use path and Regina Villa Associates manages the public involvement and outreach.
The contract for the second phase is expected to be award upon the completion of first phase.
As of January 2016, 30% design works are completed on the second phase.
Contract for second phase is expected to be awarded by November 2017.
Construction works on the first phase commenced in April 2015 and are underway.
The project involves the expansion of the Silver Line service to connect South Station and the Seaport District with East Boston and Chelsea in Massachusetts, the US.
The US$83 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of access roads
2. Construction of stations
3. Construction of related infrastructure
4. Modernization of Chelsea Commuter Rail Station
5. Installation of signaling systemsReasons To Buy