North Square

North Square

Neighborhood: North End

Description: The Boston Public Works Department will be making site improvements to North Square. The Square is one of Boston’s oldest occupied neighborhoods and is a part of a vibrant community fabric in the North End. A popular tourist destination, North Square features the Paul Revere House and the Freedom Trail, with its 4 million annual visitors. The revitalization of North Square will be founded on the idea of developing an open space with multiple urban uses. The purpose of the project will be to improve the ability for people to enjoy the square. This will be done by developing its identity as a cultural destination and making the space accessible for all. The Square is an important part of the historic fabric of the City and will be approached with due concern for community and stakeholder input and concerns.

At completion, North Square will be a livable, walkable, multimodal, green and sustainable square, accommodating all users of this historic space.

Project Status: In construction

Estimated Project Cost: $1,700,000

Estimated Project Start: Spring 2018

Estimated Project Completion: 2018

Project Design Team:

  • Joseph Fleury, Project Manager, BPWD
  • BETA Inc, Design Consultant
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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.

Project Status: Completed

Project Cost: $132,110,000

Project Completion: Summer 2012

Project Team:

  • Para Jayasinghe, Project Manager, BPWD
  • HTNB, Design Consultant
  • JF White, Contractor
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