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FMCB Awards South Shore Parking Garage Repairs Contract

Posted on March 12, 2018

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today voted to award a $64 million contract for upgrading and modernizing parking garages along the Red Line in Quincy and Braintree.

"We're excited to continue these rehabilitation efforts for our Red Line customers," said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. "With brand new safety features, improved amenities, and improved traffic flow, the approval of this contract award means our South Shore customers will receive the parking experience they deserve – with parking continuing to be available at both stations during the reconstruction efforts."

The full repair and rehabilitation of the Quincy Adams and Braintree stations' parking garages are among the Baker-Polito Administration's total $900 million investment plan designed to reinvigorate the Red Line.

This contract provides for improvements at these garages, including:

  • improved pedestrian and vehicular traffic flow
  • increased customer safety
  • new amenities that enhance the customer experience
  • 40-year extension of service life at each facility

Both parking facilities will receive:

  • rehabilitation of their structural elements
  • replaced drainage systems
  • upgrades to fire alarms and security systems
  • fully replaced lighting
  • new wayfinding signage
  • better circulation for accessibility vehicles
  • additional parking spaces through an improved parking layout

Braintree Station Garage will also feature:

  • 2 brand new elevators
  • sidewalk upgrades
  • a new parking office
  • a new electrical substation and emergency generator to serve the station and garage
  • new pedestrian ramps connecting adjacent parking levels as well as a new ramp to the commuter rail
  • new canopies at the busway, commuter rail ramp, and between the garage and station
  • a new parking lot along Ivory Street with a new pedestrian crossing between the Ivory Street lot and the station entrance

Quincy Adams Station Garage will also include:

  • repairs to the Centre Street Bridge
  • a new atrium roof
  • new roofs over the drum ramps
  • a restored parking office

Both Quincy Adams and Braintree Stations’ parking garages will remain open throughout the reconstruction with no more than 300 parking spaces between the 2 garages unavailable at any one time during construction. A total of 400 replacement parking spaces will be provided immediately adjacent to the existing garage facilities (300 surface parking spaces along Ivory Street next to Braintree and 100 surface parking spaces immediately adjacent to Quincy Adams). Customers will continue to be able to use PayByPhone or pay-by-plate with the same parking fees as other MBTA surface lots.

Other South Shore Red Line station improvements are already underway. Wollaston Station was shut down on January 8, 2018, for 21 months while it is being reconstructed into a brand new, fully accessible station. Demolition at Quincy Center Station is scheduled to begin on March 24 with a projected completion in February 2019. The proposed North Quincy Transit-Oriented Development will begin in the summer of 2018 with a projected completion of the garage in summer 2019.

The South Shore Parking Garage Repairs project was advertised on December 12, 2017, with the bid opening on February 21, 2018. Five bids were received with McCourt/Consigly JV1 as the lowest bidder in the amount of $64,300,290. Construction at Quincy Adams and Braintree Stations parking garages is anticipated to begin during the summer of 2018 with an estimated completion in summer of 2022.

Download the FMCB presentation about South Shore Garages Improvements

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