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Canopies Installed for Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes

Updated on August 12, 2021

Construction workers in high visibility clothing and hard hats work together to assemble a glass and metal canopy for shelter at the new bus stop

In partnership with the City of Boston, the MBTA is making improvements to Columbus Avenue that will benefit bus riders, pedestrians, and the neighborhood as a whole.

We anticipate the new center-running bus lanes will begin operating in September.

Learn more about the Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes Project

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Completed Work

A newly completed canopy shelter on the Columbus Avenue center bus lane. Another canopy is under construction across the road.
Crews constructing canopies for the new bus platforms on Walnut Avenue (Summer 2021)

Crews have made significant progress this summer on the Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes Project, and the canopies for the new bus boarding platforms are now complete.

Upcoming Work

Crews will work Mondays through Fridays from approximately 6 AM to 5 PM each day.

Upcoming work includes:

  • Milling and paving the center-running bus lanes
  • Reconstructing sidewalk
  • Installing digital screens and emergency call boxes

The work schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change without notice.

Service Impacts

Due to the work on Columbus Ave, stops may be temporarily relocated or closed through September 2021. Please follow the posted signs for temporary stop locations and nearest connection points.

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Neighborhood Impacts

For safety reasons, there may be occasional lane reductions, parking space removals, and minor detours for pedestrians around work zones.

Entrances to properties in the work zone may be temporarily adjusted. However, our goal is to maintain access for businesses and private properties at all times.

More Information

For questions and comments related to the Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes project, please email us at betterbusproject@mbta.com.

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As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

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