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Old 08-13-2019, 03:22 PM   #3041
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Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Nice pics of the construction progress!!
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:09 AM   #3042
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Sorry if this is a stupid question or has already been recently addressed (it's just impossible to keep up with everything)...

Does anyone know if repair/restoration to the old parts of the Lechmere viaduct are part of this project, or entirely separate?
By design it's got to be semi-separate because half of it is concrete arch, half of it is a steel El...and half of the steel El is going to get lopped off for the new alignment. Conditions vary across the length of it. The concrete needs more intensive work. Even since '04 there's been little bits of flaking on it, including some exposed rebar by the Land Blvd. light. Auto emissions haven't been kind to it there, while the arches over the Charles are in much better shape. The steel portion is the most weight-restricted, so they'll be doing some GLT forward-compatible enhancements to the preserved segment of it. But it is in pretty good shape overall, not even flaking off all that much paint today (last paint job was definitely way before '04).
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:16 AM   #3043
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I'm hoping that if they have to close the concrete viaduct for upgrades (and any steel bits they're keeping) that they'd do it at the same time that they're doing the demolition on today's connection to Current Lechmere.
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Re: Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

Random question. Has anyone seen what the new maps will look like with the 2 green line extensions? I'm wondering if they'll move the north red slightly down and to the left.
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Random question. Has anyone seen what the new maps will look like with the 2 green line extensions? I'm wondering if they'll move the north red slightly down and to the left.
Nothing official-official, but various FCMB presentations over the years have Photoshopped crops of the spider map unofficially. Would probably look similar to the MassDOT 2024 map served up for the Olympics...minus all the Indigo Lines.

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Thanks. I can't wait to see just the subway one. I like the simple straight lines ones. Makes it clearer for just the subway.
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It just fills in that blank space so nicely.
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