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Old 07-30-2018, 02:28 PM   #2861
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I dont remember hearing about extending the green line on the other end down south huntington to centre st. Anyone know whats up with this?


Much needed, IMO. Centre Street is great, but JP needs a real square, where multiple commercial corridors connect to create a real sense of place. With the parking lots at the 7-11, Whole Foods, and the animal hospital, Hyde Square has a lot of build potential.
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:54 PM   #2862
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It was an outside advocacy group that was working on it. Secretary Pollock was VERY involved before she became secretary. Since then though, I'm not sure anything else has happened? She hasn't really spoken about it since.
Yes. It made the Focus40 universe of projects, which is significant insofar as the state is acknowledging its very existence as a maybe-project to shuffle a few papers about instead of preemptively nuking it from orbit with histrionics over the dreaded "s__t-r___ing" word.

Other than that, not much to pay attention to yet. It's a neighborhood advocacy that's been officially blessed by the Walsh Admin. as a thing that might someday have potential to become a Thing™...and so far that's about all.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:50 PM   #2863
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Track panels have started arriving for Lowell Line work. Beyond that, the Fitchburg line is totally shifted over and fencing has been erected between the CR tracks and Union Sq Station area
https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/1026900594508931072
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:37 PM   #2864
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Two Soil/Geo rigs working the Lechmere area.






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Old 08-22-2018, 02:42 PM   #2865
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small instagram update on Ball square site prep:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmyZ9ALh...ken-by=massdot
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:17 PM   #2866
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Have there been any updates IRT station designs? I know they're going to be heavily stripped back from what was originally proposed, but did we ever find out HOW stripped back they'd be?

I'm kinda running under the assumption that we're getting bare-bones platforms with some signs and staircases.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:23 PM   #2867
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Have there been any updates IRT station designs? I know they're going to be heavily stripped back from what was originally proposed, but did we ever find out HOW stripped back they'd be?

I'm kinda running under the assumption that we're getting bare-bones platforms with some signs and staircases.
This gives an idea of where they were at in March, after the additives went back in.

https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-8-2018-0/download
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:39 PM   #2868
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I got this email over the weekend:

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Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti from the City of Somerville with important updates regarding the Green Line Extension project and the start of significant construction.

Beginning on September 4, construction for the GLX will intensify, with more activity and noise within the rail right of way. This work will often occur 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will continue for several months. While work will not continue in the same specific area each day, we will alert each area as soon as possible when work zones shift and will impact your neighborhood.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 4, and continuing for approximately 2 weeks, GLX Constructors will be working in the rail right of way between Walnut St. and Lowell St., including overnight and on weekends. This work will involve grading of the soil adjacent to the tracks, and should not produce loud noise. Abutters should anticipate noise from trucks and diesel engines during overnight hours. Direct abutters also received flyers from the GLX team earlier this week, but as a reminder you may call 1-855-459-4636 at any time with questions.

Please also note that beginning in late 2018 or early 2019, GLX Constructors will begin work on bridges throughout the City, starting with the closure of the Broadway Bridge in Ball Square for one full year. Earlier this week, the City held a public meeting to discuss this bridge closure, and we are planning a second meeting for late September.

The City of Somerville will continue to coordinate with the GLX team to ensure you’re informed prior to disruptive work in your neighborhood. For more information, including the current schedule of bridge closures, go to somervillema.gov/glx or call the 24/7 GLX hotline at 1-855-459-4636. To sign up for the City’s weekly construction newsletter, email construction@somervillema.gov.
That Broadway Bridge closure is going to be a nightmare.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:29 AM   #2869
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Take a ride in the Lowell Line from NS to W.Med.Sq.--you will see real construction progress all along the way: mostly prepping the now tree-bare emabankments and the grading and ballasting of the base of the ROW (as a construction accessway)
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:57 PM   #2870
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They’re doing work 24/7 to get ready to move the commuter rail tracks to the west side of the ROW. The end of the bike path has a nice view of some of the work.

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Old 10-16-2018, 03:18 PM   #2871
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anything going on yet?
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:58 PM   #2872
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anything going on yet?
Tons of work near me (Washington st.). Looks like it's mostly track work to move the CR. Two new tracks layed, place stinks of creosote!
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:27 PM   #2873
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Complete GLX Construction Update (FMCB Oct 15)
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:37 AM   #2874
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They’re getting ready to do the interim commuter rail track shift this weekend. I suspect the end of the bike path will be a prime viewing spot for the sidewalk superintendents among us.
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