According to the PTC line upgrade plans, a foot note is included that it is going to coincide with the Beverly Drawbridge replacement project starting July 15th or so.
There really is not much more info than this. Pretty much all info that can be found ays this project was suppose to take place last year.
Last night on the commute home from work, a group was discussing this on the train. Apparently one of them had talked to someone with inside information. Apparently the Newburyport / Rockport lines will be closed for 4 to 6 weeks north of Salem. Heard some talk about shuttle busses that wont go further than Beverly, and that since Salem has a big Garage they expect a lot of people to commute to Salem. Which will likely mean for people who live in Salem like me, if you don't get their early, the garage will be full. It's a 2 mile walk for me. I do it regularly when the whether is nice. But since this will be happening during July/August I'm sure there will be some pretty hot and muggy days where I don't want to walk 2 miles. Hate getting to work feeling like I just worked out at the gym and want to jump in the shower.
Anyone have more info on this project? Also heard there might be modified train schedules.