I noticed they started construction on the Right-of-Way behind the Somerville High School just off Medford Street in the recent weeks. Probably for the School Street station.
Moderators: CRail, sery2831
ck4049 wrote:I noticed they started construction on the Right-of-Way behind the Somerville High School just off Medford Street in the recent weeks. Probably for the School Street station.Photos available on Facebook, including a good March 2015 album
The Green Line Extension Project (GLX) wanted to inform you of upcoming project work on the Broadway Bridge in Somerville.
On April 10 (Friday between 7 AM & 11 PM) and April 11th (Saturday between 7 AM & 7 PM) the GLX contractor, White Skanska Kiewit (WSK) will offload and install the temporary utility bridge structure at the Broadway Bridge. On Friday April 10th, 2015 between the hours of 4:00 AM - 7:00 AM Bay Crane will pre-assemble a crane on Franey Road, then travel the crane up Charles E. Ryan Road and along Broadway into the work zone. On Saturday April 11th 2015, between the hours of 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Bay Crane will move the crane back down Broadway to Ryan and onto Franey Road to complete dis-assembly. During these times parking will be restricted in the posted areas to facilitate the movement of these vehicles.
Starting on Friday April 10th at 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday April 11th, the contractor will close Broadway Bridge to conduct the construction. Please see the detour plan on the GLX website for how to navigate around the closure: http://greenlineextension.eot.state.ma. ... April.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
Signage providing direction and detail police providing assistance will be available to assist vehicular, bike, and pedestrian traffic.
This work is in conjunction with the Broadway Bridge work and lane closure which began in January 2015.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. This work is an important step in bringing the Green Line from Cambridge to Medford and Somerville. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Green Line Extension at 855-GLX-INFO (459-4636) or [email protected].
Harvard Street Rail Bridge Work:
Bridge work to be done in the bridge right-of-way
Monday May 4 – Wednesday May 6
Monday May 11 – Friday May15
Monday May 18 – Friday May 22
Work Done Requiring Lane Closure with Sidewalk Closure
Demo of Western Bridge Bay – work done in Harvard Street and bridge right-of-way
Saturday May 16 – Sunday May 17
Work Done by Others
Keolis Track work
Friday May 9 – Sunday May 10
Saturday May 23
ceo wrote:Yes it was. Both tracks are now moved over.Great! That means that the continuing work and road closures is to now to raise and rebuild the former inbound slot and former empty slot on the Harvard St Bridge (Tufts U @ St Clements) bridge to be fully-ready for the laying of GLX tracks. Yay! It is so nice to see land being prepped that they will actually lay track on.
GMP-4: This work includes the balance of the work for Phase 2/2A [Lech/Brickbottom/Union]. It also includes Tufts interlocking and retaining walls north of College Avenue, both of which are located in the Phase 4 area.I can see where a Tufts Interlocking on the Lowell Line would be a good thing to have by the end of Phase 2/2A in order to ease single-tracking during Phase 4 (Construction of stations from Gilman to College Ave).
A bird’s-eye view of the widened rail bridge over Harvard Street in South Medford. The two bays to the right of the relocated commuter rail tracks will carry tracks for the Green Line Extension to Medford. Also note the nearly completed noise barriers at the top of the photo along the outbound commuter rail track.