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…
Description: The Long Island Bridge, which carried traffic from Moon Island to Long Island, has been closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic since October 8, 2014. The Boston Public Works Department, with Walsh Construction as its contractor, has executed a contract to demolish the existing bridge. The bridge is 16 spans and 3,450′ in length and also carried utilities to both Long Island and Spectacle Island. The demolition contract will include taking down the bridge, as well as the relocation of utilities to the seabed. The current timeline calls for the demolition of the bridge to be completed by April 30th, 2015, with the installation of utilities to be completed by June 15th.
Neighborhood: Charlestown/Downtown/North End
Description: The City of Boston and the National Parks Service collaborated on a planning process to create a pedestrian and bicycle network to connect historic sites in downtown Boston. In 2013 the City was awarded a $15.5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant, from the United States Department of Transportation, for the design and construction of Connect Historic Boston – Phase 1. Read more…