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Thursday, September 2, 2010

MassDOT: Somerville Meeting and Field Testing Schedule

MassDOT will host two educational public meetings to kick off the Preliminary Engineering phase of the Green Line Extension project. These meetings will also help inform the public Station Design Workshops, to be held later in the fall. Two educational meetings will be held, one each in Somerville and Medford. The presentations at the two meetings will be the same. The meetings will outline the requirements the MBTA uses to design its stations.

Each meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a "Green Line Extension 101" presentation for those who are less familiar with the project. New material will be presented starting at 6:15 pm.

The first meeting will be held on September 28 at the Argenziano School (Cafetorium), 290 Washington Street, Somerville.

The second meeting will be held on September 29 at Medford City Hall (Council Chambers), 85 George P. Hassett Drive.


Field Survey: Weeks ending 9/3/10 and 9/10/10:

Survey of drainage system inverts* within the Lowell Line Commuter Rail corridor
*Inverts are elevations of the interior bottom of the existing drain pipes measured at a drainage structure.

Boring Program: Weeks ending 9/3/10 and 9/10/10:

Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line right-of-way from Harvard Street in Medford to Broadway Street in Medford
Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line right-of-way from Brookings Street in Medford to Broadway in Medford
Boring typically occurs between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM on weekdays.

Please note that, as field work continues along the future Green Line Extension right-of-way, passing trains are required to blow their whistles whenever they are within the areas of the field work.

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