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Mattapan Square BeautificationMattapan Square Beautification

By Boston Public Works

On 29, Sep 2015 | In | By Boston Public Works

Mattapan Square Beautification

Neighborhood: Mattapan

Description: The Boston Public Works Department received state funding to beautify Mattapan Square.  Proposed work includes:

  • Adding landscaping planters to the median between River Street and Babson Street
  • Adding landscaping planters around the Rise/Gateway to Boston sculptures
  • Repairing the granite curbing around existing tree pits
  • Pedestrian ramp repairs Read more…
Central SquareCentral SquareCentral SquareCentral SquareCentral Square

By Boston Public Works

On 18, Jun 2015 | In | By Boston Public Works

Central Square

Neighborhood: East Boston

Description: Central Square is a neighborhood Main Streets district in the heart of the East Boston community. Laid out in the days of horse and carriage, the square includes vast expanses of pavement and an oval park in the center that is difficult to access. The redesigned square will reclaim much of the pavement for pedestrian use by narrowing the streets, expanding the park, and widening the sidewalks to create spaces for outdoor seating, cafes, and greenscape elements. Read more…

Bartlett PlaceBartlett PlaceBartlett Place

By Boston Public Works

On 15, Nov 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Bartlett Place

Neighborhood: North End

Description: The Boston Public Works Department identified an opportunity to transform a small underutilized open space in the North End into a “pocket park”. Based on community input, it was decided that the area would be best used as a bicycle storage and repair area. Several decorative bike racks, a bike pump, and several small trees were included in the final design. A decorative asphalt surface was selected to emulate brick.

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Saratoga Street BridgeSaratoga Street BridgeSaratoga Street Bridge

By Boston Public Works

On 15, Sep 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Saratoga Street Bridge

Neighborhood: East Boston

Description: The Saratoga Street Bridge has been replaced with a new five-span structure that increased both the height and width of the navigation channel and enhances this gateway between East Boston and the Town of Winthrop. The new bridge serves as one of only two egress roadways from the Town of Winthrop. It also incorporated new ornamental street lighting.

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Alford Street BridgeAlford Street BridgeAlford Street Bridge

By Boston Public Works

On 15, Sep 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Alford Street Bridge

Neighborhood: Charlestown

Description: The Alford Street Bridge is a bascule bridge that carries traffic from Sullivan Square over the Mystic River into Everett. The project consisted of rehabilitation of the structural, mechanical & electrical systems for the moveable span, replacement of the power and communication cables, new bridge signal equipment, pavement markings and signage, approach span structural repairs, approach roadway reconstruction and all incidental work.

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Chelsea Street BridgeChelsea Street BridgeChelsea Street Bridge

By Boston Public Works

On 15, Sep 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Chelsea Street Bridge

Neighborhood: East Boston

Description: This project replaced a structurally-deficient drawbridge with a new lift bridge. The new structure improves the efficiency and operation of the bridge for vehicle and maritime traffic. The project includes a truss-type structure that spans 450 feet and provides 175 feet of vertical clearance when raised. The new bridge and approach roadway provides two lanes of traffic in each direction and two pedestrian sidewalks.

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Salt Shed – District 9Salt Shed – District 9Salt Shed – District 9

By Boston Public Works

On 13, Sep 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Salt Shed – District 9

Neighborhood: East Boston

Description: PWD Bridges and Buildings Division was tasked with designing a salt shed for the District 9 yard in East Boston to protect the salt pile from the elements. PWD constructed a 70’x75’ salt shed at District 9 yard located on East Eagle St.  The pre-engineered structure consisted of aluminum parts to prevent erosion and the structure was placed on top of a precast concrete blocks foundation.  Read more…

Salt Shed – District 4

By Boston Public Works

On 13, Sep 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Salt Shed – District 4

Neighborhood: Brighton

Description: PWD Bridges and Buildings Division was tasked with designing a salt shed for the District 4 yard in Brighton to protect the salt pile from the elements. PWD constructed a 70’x75’ salt shed at District 4 yard located on 315 Western Avenue.  The pre-engineered structure consisted of aluminum parts to prevent erosion and the structure was placed on top of a precast concrete blocks foundation.   Read more…