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Project NameFitchburg Commuter Rail Improvements Track, Civil and Signal Project
Project LocationSomerville to Fitchburg, MA
Contract NumberG67CN03
Project Value$59,990,000.00
DBE Goal16%

Scope of Work

Work on the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line will consist of improvements to the existing track alignment, construction of new tracks through select segments, new or improved interlockings, a second track through South Acton Station area, a new train control signal system, replacement of Automatic Grade Crossing Warning Systems (AGCWS), upgrade of existing at-grade highway crossing track and roadway surfaces, the retirement of portions of the existing train control signal systems and AGCWS and the demolition of select existing turnouts, crossovers and track segments as indicated. These improvements will be made while the existing commuter line service and freight line service continues to function.

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All bids must be submitted electronically at:

Bids Must Be Received By: 5/9/13 At 2:00 PM

Immediately thereafter, in a designated room, the Bids will be opened and read publicly.

Authorization for the Bidders to view the site of work on the MBTA's property shall be obtained by:

Project ManagerPaul Hadley
500 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Telephone Number617-222-1761
Site Tour Date & Time*April 03, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Site Tour Location1 John Fitch Highway (at the intersection with Bemis Road by the commuter rail railroad bridge) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Pre-Bid Meeting Date & Time **April 05, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Pre-Bid Meeting Locationthe MBTA Design & Construction Hallway Conference Room , Mass DOT Transportation Building – 6th Floor, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Documents AvailableMarch 22, 2013

*. Bidders are advised that they should have representation at this tour as no extra visits are planned.
**. Any request for interpretation of the Plans and Specifications should be submitted in writing at the same time.


Brian Shortsleeve
Chief Administrator and Acting
General Manager of the MBTA

Stephanie Pollack
MassDOT Secretary & CEO