South Shore Garages
We're completely rehabilitating the Braintree Station and Quincy Adams Station parking garages to bring both into a State of Good Repair.
Contract awarded: March 2018
Projected completion: December 2021
Budget: $64.3 million
Due to COVID-19’s impact on ridership, we’ve been able to close an additional 450 spots at Braintree Garage and an additional 900 spots at Quincy Adams Garage, further accelerating work.
Braintree and Quincy Adams garages:
- Structural concrete and parking deck repairs
- New stormwater and sewer drainage systems
- New signage and improved pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow
- Security and safety updates to security cameras, and to electrical, lighting, and fire protection alarms and systems
- Cleaned and treated parking areas and garage facades
- New striping in open parking areas
- Renovated parking management offices
- New stairways throughout the garages
- New roofing and rust-resistant covered parking decks
- New lobby with an accessible elevator and other accessibility upgrades
- New emergency power generator and transformer
- New canopies in front of the station and along a portion of the Commuter Rail ramp
Quincy Adams Garage and parking lot:
- Site improvements along the pathway to Independence Ave.
- New bicycle storage
- Improvements to the atrium busway, stairs, walkways, and drop-off/pick up areas
- Installation of a new pedestrian bridge and escalator improvements
- Centre Street bridge repairs
- Drainage work and improvements to the north parking lot
- Safer, more accessible parking spots and pedestrian routes to and from the stations
- 40-year extended service life for reduced maintenance costs and service impacts
- Better parking amenities and wider parking spots
- Improved rider experience and safety
Building a Better T 2020
This project is one of many we are accelerating in 2020 that will deliver results to riders sooner.
From June 18 – July 1, there will be a full service shutdown on the Red Line to allow for accelerated work on Red Line Maintenance and South Shore Garages projects. As part of this work, crews will perform concrete repairs at the garages and begin replacing an elevator at Quincy Adams.
Zone 1A Fares
On weekdays during this work, riders can travel between Braintree and South Station on the Commuter Rail for just $2.40, the same price as a Zone 1A or subway fare. Simply show your CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to the conductor.
What to Expect at Braintree During This Work
There may be limited interruptions of subway and Commuter Rail service while we work on the Braintree Garage. We'll schedule this work for weekends and off-peak hours when possible.
On February 10, 2020, we closed 400 parking spots at Braintree Garage. We accelerated the schedule so work can be completed earlier than planned, and we expect to reopen all parking spots by July 2021.
During this time, riders can consider parking at Quincy Adams Garage or at one of Braintree’s Ivory Street lots, where more than 300 surface-level spots are available.
Follow @MBTA_parking on Twitter for real-time availability reports weekday mornings.
The pedestrian bridge at the Braintree Parking Garage was demolished in December 2019. It will be replaced by a new garage lobby featuring elevators and stairwells.
The Route 3 flyover ramp to the 2nd level of the Braintree Garage is closed due to construction. Drivers can access the Braintree Garage and drop-off/pick-up from the Ivory Street entrance during this time.
What to Expect at Quincy Adams During This Work
Work is ongoing at Quincy Adams Garage. In December 2018, 300 spots were closed for concrete repairs, and 1 elevator was closed for replacement by summer 2020.
We invite you to review documents related to the South Shore Garages project.
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