Transit Projects

Wollaston Station Improvements

 

Work includes design services for comprehensive improvements at Wollaston Station. The primary goal of this project is to enhance system accessibility by adding customer routes to and from the station platform in accordance with ADAAG. Enhancements include adding elevators, and addressing stairs, doors, restrooms, signage, lightning and other facilities and systems. In addition, the design services will include a solution to the flooding problems in the lobby. Improvements will address compliance with all applicable codes including the Massachusetts State Building Code and NFPA 130. Along with code-required egress upgrades, the project includes new electrical, fire protection, security, and site utility upgrades to support the accessible improvements.

On May 5, 2010, the MBTA Board awarded the design contract (A46PS01) to Kleinfelder (formerly SEA Consultants, Inc.). Initial design deliverables included a schematic for accessibility improvements, a report on the existing station flooding issues, and a complete station code assessment. Please see "Accessibility Upgrades at Symphony, Hynes and Wollaston Stations" project page for more information regarding previous preliminary design efforts that support this project.

Kleinfelder was directed to advance design for a full station upgrade that addresses the project goals in a single comprehensive project; Wollaston Station Improvements. A 15% design report was completed on July 3rd, 2014. The MBTA reviewed the design including the three alternatives and established a preference for a two-headhouse design. Public input was solicited via a community meeting on June 2nd, 2015. The meeting presentation is available for viewing here:  Wollaston Community Meeting Presentation

A 30% Design Package was delivered on July 17, 2015. After careful consideration of Value Engineering, Community Input, and Design Review, Kleinfleder was directed to advance a single-headhouse design that reuses the existing lobby along with a redundant path via a bridge over the tracks. While this new program delayed the final design by 3 months, the program is much more refined and provides the best overall value. Public input will be solicited via a second community meeting on January 14th, 2016. The meeting presentation is available here: Wollaston Community Meeting Presentation II

Design will continue to 60% by February and to 100% by July, 2016.

Funding for construction is pending approval.

Upcoming Public Meetings
Tuesday, April 4, 2:00 pm - Tobin Towers (Dining Hall) 80 Clay Street, Quincy
Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 pm - Central Middle School (Auditorium) 875 Hancock Street, Quincy

Any Questions or comments pertaining to this project may be e-mailed to wollastonstationproject@gmail.com or by phone at 617-222-5472.