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Green Line Intersection Upgrades

A Green Line train passes over a newly completed intersection upgrade

This year we're replacing sections of track where the rail crosses the road and pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers pass over the tracks.

Uneven pavement will be replaced with a new, smooth layer. Accessible ramps will be installed in several sidewalk locations. 

  •  Contract awarded: March 2019
  •  Projected completion: December 2019
  •  Budget: $21,000,001
  •  Status: 60% construction complete

As part of the Green Line Transformation (GLT), this project meets the following goals:

  • Access: New pedestrian pathways at 18 stations
  • Safety and resiliency: New rail and pavement at 30 crossings to mitigate risk of service interruptions due to track conditions
  • Customer experience: Safer pedestrian, vehicle, and bicycle crossings

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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Why We’re Doing This Work

This project will bring Green Line intersection tracks into a State of Good Repair.

Where We’re Doing This Work

The work will primarily be on the Green Line B and C. We will also replace a section on the Mattapan Line. Additional locations may be announced in the future.  

Related Projects

Side view of new Green Line car at Riverside (July 2018)

This project is one of many we're working on to ensure twice as many passengers have access to a safer, more comfortable, and more reliable Green Line by 2030.

Learn more about the Green Line Transformation

When We're Doing This Work

green line C Green Line C
October 19 – 21, 2019

Track on Beacon Street between Carlton Street and Hawes Street; track on Beacon Street between Centre Street and Winchester Street

bus Shuttles replace train service from Cleveland Circle to Kenmore.

Note: Shuttles start Friday at 8:45 PM. Regular service resumes Monday.

green line B Green Line B
October 26 – 28, 2019

Intersections:

  • Chestnut Hill Driveway and Commonwealth Avenue
  • South Street and Commonwealth Avenue
  • Lake St and Commonwealth Avenue
  • Commonwealth Avenue (near Fr. Herlihy Drive) and Commonwealth Avenue

bus Shuttles replace train service from Boston College to Babcock Street.

Note: Shuttles start Friday at 8:45 PM. Regular service resumes Monday.

green line B Green Line B
November 2 – 4, 2019

Intersections:

  • Strathmore Road and Commonwealth Avenue

bus Shuttles replace train service from Boston College to Babcock Street.

Note: Shuttles start Friday at 8:45 PM. Regular service resumes Monday.

green line B Green Line B
November 16 – 18, 2019

Intersections:

  • Colborne Road and Commonwealth Avenue
  • Kinross Road/Wallingford Road and Commonwealth Avenue
  • Chiswick Road and Commonwealth Avenue

bus Shuttles replace train service from Boston College to Babcock Street.

Note: Shuttles start Friday at 8:45 PM. Regular service resumes Monday.

green line B Green Line B
November 23 – 25, 2019

Intersections:

  • Harvard Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue
  • Washington Street and Commonwealth Avenue

bus Shuttles replace train service from Boston College to Babcock Street.

Note: Shuttles start Friday at 8:45 PM. Regular service resumes Monday.

What You Can Expect

We will demolish and reconstruct rails, install new rubber or asphalt road crossings, and pour new pavement at each of the crossings.

To do this work, we need safe access to the tracks and subsurface at each location. We plan to complete construction this year as part of the MBTA 2019 Capital Acceleration Plan.

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Contact Us

For all queries and comments related to Green Line Intersection Upgrades, please contact us at GLintersections@MBTA.com.

If you would like to report a noise issue, call the 24/7 hotline at 508-676-3598.

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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.

Learn more

Related Projects

Side view of new Green Line car at Riverside (July 2018)

This project is one of many we're working on to ensure twice as many passengers have access to a safer, more comfortable, and more reliable Green Line by 2030.

Learn more about the Green Line Transformation