City, GLX Staff Available Through Summer and Fall 2018 to Discuss Upcoming Bridge Closures, GLX Construction

Meet with staff at one of the City’s upcoming annual events as well as project-specific meetings to learn more about bridge closures and overall construction.

Draft plans available at www.somervillema.gov/glx.

SOMERVILLE – In advance of planned bridge closures as part of the Green Line Extension Project (GLX), City staff along with staff from the MBTA, MassDOT, and GLX Constructors, are hosting a series of events and meetings throughout the summer and fall to provide information and answer questions about construction, which is already underway. Staff will be available at most summer events and have planned GLX-specific Q&A sessions and public meetings throughout the summer and fall as follows (subject to change):

·         Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: ArtBeat in Davis Square

·         Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.: GLX Public Meeting (Medford City Hall)

·         Thursday, July 26, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Drop-in Q&A Session (Magoun Square municipal lot, near CVS)

·         Sunday, August 5, 2 -6 p.m.: SomerStreets on Holland St.

·         Saturday, August 18, 9 – 11 a.m.: Drop-in Q&A Session (Ball Square)

·         Saturday, September 8: Riverfest at Assembly Row

·         Sunday, September 9, 11 a.m.: Rock and Roll Yard Sale (Union Square)

·         Saturday, September 15, 9 – 11 a.m.: Drop-in Q&A Session (Ball Square)

·         Sunday, September 16, 2 – 6 p.m.: SomerStreets on Highland Ave.

·         Saturday, September 22, 3 – 7 p.m.: Fluff Festival (Union Square)

·         Saturday, September 29, 3 p.m.: Evolution of Hip Hop Festival (Union Square)

Beginning in fall 2018 with the closure of the Ball Square Bridge for one year, five bridges throughout the City will be closed for varying lengths of time between 2018 and 2021 to allow for construction of rail right-of-ways and new GLX stations. For the full tentative bridge closure schedule and draft detour routes, visit www.somervillema.gov/glx.

While all dates and information are subject to change, current proposals by the GLX team call for the full closure of the Ball Square Bridge, connecting Ball and Magoun Squares, for one full year beginning in November 2018. The closure would apply to all modes of transportation, including bicycles and pedestrians. Additional bridge closures are planned through 2019 and 2020, including on Washington St. (between Union Square and Inner Belt), Medford St. (outside of Union Square), and School St.

Please check www.somervillema.gov/glx for updates, and ways to stay informed.

If you have questions, please call 311 (617-666-3311) or email construction@somervillema.gov.

 

 

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at NSalamoun@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 ext. 2323.

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