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MBTA Schedules Public Meetings in Brookline and Newton for the Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement Project

Posted on August 27, 2018

Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement

The MBTA's Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement project is an initiative to bring the Green Line track and signal systems into a state of good repair. The 25,000 feet of new track and 6.5 miles of modernized signal infrastructure on the Green Line D Branch will help improve the reliability of Green Line operations between Beaconsfield and Riverside stations. Construction is scheduled to begin in October and continue through December 2020.

"Investing in core infrastructure like track and signals is a major focus of our efforts to restore the MBTA to a State of Good Repair," said MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. "While we understand there may be some impacts during this work, we are doing our best to strike a balance that minimizes the inconvenience for our neighbors, and leads to service improvements for our Green Line customers."

The project will impact both Green Line D Branch riders and abutters who live near the Green Line tracks and stations. The MBTA has engaged contractor Barletta-Fischbach, who will work overnight hours to reduce service impacts to Green Line riders. A noise hotline will soon be available for abutters.

From October to December 2018, bus shuttles will replace Green Line D Branch service between Brookline Hills and Riverside on Sundays through Thursdays, starting at 9 PM. Weeknight bus shuttles will also be needed from April to December 2019 and April to December 2020. Additionally, over 15 weekends in 2019 and 2020, bus shuttles will replace train service on portions of the D branch all day Saturday and Sunday.

The MBTA has scheduled 2 public meetings and encourages the public to attend the one that is most relevant or convenient. The first meeting on August 29 at 6 PM will be held at Brookline Town Hall (6th floor, Select Board Hearing Room) at 333 Washington Street. Another meeting is scheduled on September 6 at 6 PM at the Newton Free Library (Druker Auditorium) at 330 Homer Street.

At these meetings, the MBTA and the project team will present the construction phasing and schedule, discuss the noise impacts and mitigation measures, review the plans for each station, and answer questions.

The MBTA will notify abutters of the work in advance of the contractor reaching each construction area. To avoid missing notices or information on the project, Green Line D Branch riders and neighbors are encouraged to visit the project website for more information and to sign up for email updates: mbta.com/GreenLineD.

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