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Beverly Drawbridge Replacement

Postby RenegadeMonster » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:45 am

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.
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Re: Beverly Drawbridge Replacment

Postby deathtopumpkins » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:42 pm

The result of 30 seconds of Googling:

http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/t_pr ... 6442452879

viewtopic.php?f=65&t=46519&start=45#p1400126

And all of the recent local news articles about the coinciding PTC shutdowns have mentioned the dates that coincide with the bridge replacement (e.g. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog ... uter-rail/)
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Re: Beverly Drawbridge Replacement

Postby StefanW » Fri May 26, 2017 11:39 am

The PTC project plan (which includes the note about tie-in / overlap with the Beverly Draw project) has a good doc here:
http://www.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/About_the_T/Board_Meetings/K.%20%20%20FINAL%20FMCB%20PTC%20WE%20Suspension%20Comm%20Plan%203-27-17.pdf

Also the public meeting flyer:
http://www.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/Meeting/BeverlyCommRail-PTC_Meeting%20Flyer%20(3).pdf but the last two were cancelled. Apparently there's work being done to see if bus replacement is possible.

This site might be the best single source for new info other than google news: https://www.beverlydrawbridge.com/

beverlydrawbridge.com wrote:The Cape Ann Transit Authority has offered in writing to assist the MBTA with alternative transportation. A copy of that letter is attached for your review.

The MBTA has advised us that a transportation mitigation plan is in development, and will be released soon. The MBTA plans to have public forums in early June to explain their mitigation plans and to explain how they will communicate those plans to the commuting public.


(edit: change subject "Replacment" to "Replacement" - can someone fix the thread title?)
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Re: Beverly Drawbridge Replacment

Postby StefanW » Fri May 26, 2017 12:09 pm

Just to bring the links into this thread for easy reference:

Project bid responses: http://www.mbta.com/business_center/bidding_solicitations/bid_responses/?cnumber=H62CN02 (has a good summary of the Scope of Work)

Detailed project plan documents (on the right side): https://www.bidx.com/mbta/proposal?contid=H62CN02

"28-Day Outage Briefing Meeting" from Feb. 15 2017: https://www.beverlydrawbridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/28DayOutageBriefing.pdf
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Re: Beverly Drawbridge Replacement

Postby StefanW » Fri May 26, 2017 12:13 pm

Google Maps 3D / Satellite view: https://goo.gl/maps/JyU97EoLcqp
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