Central Square

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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. Traffic will be better organized and bike lanes will be added where possible to improve traffic flow and create a safer environment for cyclists.

Project Status: Completed

Project Cost: $8,000,000

Project Start: Summer2015

Project Completion: 2018

Project Team:

  • Charlotte Fleetwood, Project Manager, BTD
  • Zach Wassmouth, BPWD
  • Cathy Baker-Eclipse, Boston Parks and Recreation 
  • Howard Stein Hudson with Klopfer Martin Design Group, Design Consultants
  • McCourt Construction Company, Contractor
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North Washington Street Bridge

Neighborhood: Charlestown/North End

Description: The Boston Public Works Department is designing a replacement for the North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge). Sitting in the footprint and shadows of the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, the replacement bridge needs to complement the form and functionality of the iconic Interstate Bridge. The key aspects of the new bridge will be that it is a livable, walkable, multimodal, green and sustainable bridge, accommodating all users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The design calls for wider sidewalks, gathering places, innovative accent lighting, protected bicycle facilities, and smoother walking surfaces to support the Freedom Trail.

Project Status: In design

Contact:

  • Para Jayasinghe, Project Manger, BPWD
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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.

The reconstructed bridge provides two travel lanes in both directions, with bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides.

Project Status: Completed

Project Cost: $57,370,000

Project Completion: Fall 2014

Project Team:

  • Para Jayasinghe, Project Manager, BPWD
  • Hardesty & Hanover, Design Consultants
  • SPS New England, Contractor
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Ruggles Street

Neighborhood: Roxbury

Description:  Streetscape improvements to the Ruggles Street corridor from Tremont Street to Washington Street. Enhancements will include accessible sidewalks, lighting upgrades, tree plantings, traffic calming, and bicycle accommodations.

Project Status: In Design

Estimated Project Start: 2020

Project Manager: Zach Wassmouth

Public Meeting #1 (May 16, 2018)

  • Meeting Flyer
  • Meeting Presentation
  • Meeting Handout

Public Meeting #2 (August 23, 2018)

  • Meeting Flyer
  • Meeting Presentation
  • Preferred Option Handout
  • Design Element Boards

Public Meeting #3 (November 15, 2018)

  • Meeting Flyer
  • Meeting Presentation
  • Design Element Boards
  • Preferred Option Handout
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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.  The site work and foundation layout were performed by PWD Staff and the Structure was installed by Cora Electric.

Project Status: Completed

Project Cost: $400,000

Project Completion: August, 2012

Project Team:

  • Fouad Hamzeh, Proejct Manager, BPWD
  • FST, Design Consultant
  • Cora Electric, Contractor
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Millennium Park

Neighborhood: West Roxbury

Description: Phase I – Millennium Park -. The park is a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas. It consists of six miles of handicapped-accessible walking trails, playing fields, a canoe launch, and a nature trail.

Phase II – The City of Boston is reconstructing the existing natural turf athletic fields located behind the West Roxbury Education Complex, located at 1205 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway, Boston, MA 02132.

As part of this reconstruction, the existing fields will be replaced with new artificial turf athletic fields consisting of one football field, one baseball field, one softball field, and one multi-use field. The project will also construct a new 6-lane paved running track with spectator stands, three tennis courts, two half-court basketball courts and provide the various associated field event appurtenances along with a new, energy-efficient lighting system. New handicap accessible pathways will be constructed to provide access to the various athletic field areas as well as to the adjacent Millennium Park and the school parking lot and access drive will also be reconstructed as part of the project.

Project Status: In construction

Estimated Project Cost: $14,354,000

Estimated Project Completion: Fall 2015

Project Team:

  • Para Jayasinghe, Project Manager, BPWD
  • CMD Smith, Design Consultant
  • WES Construction, Contractor
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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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Long Island Bridge – Demolition

Neighborhood: Boston/Quincy

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.

Project Status: Demolition

Estimated Project Cost: $23,000,000

Estimated Project Completion: July, 2015

Project Team:

  • Para Jayasinghe, Project Manager, BPWD
  • STV, Engineering Consultant
  • TRC, Environmental Consultant
  • Walsh Construction, Contractor
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Quincy Street

Neighborhood: Dorchester

Description:  The Boston Public Works Department is reconstructing Quincy Street, from Blue Hill Ave to Columbia Road.  On the heels of the newly constructed developments, the Public Works Department, in collaboration with the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, is looking to design a healthy, innovative, and thriving corridor that is representative of this community.

We look to improve the streetscape and create an environment that is safe, convenient, and comfortable for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.  The main objectives of this project are to revitalize the urban landscape of Quincy Street, improve pedestrian travel and accessibility, improve traffic flow, and improve traffic signals along the corridor.

Project Status: In Construction

Project Cost: $3,500,000

Project Start: Spring 2018

Estimated Project Completion: 2019

Project Design Team:

  • Jeff Alexis, Project Manager, BPWD
  • STV, Design Consultant
  • Coordinating W/ BTD, BHA, DND, Choice Neighborhood Advisory Team
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