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Construction 1-Week Look Ahead

Updated on March 15, 2018

Wollaston Station with a banner that says, 'The New Wollaston Station Arriving 2019.' Fencing blocks off the station to passengers. There is also a smaller sign that says 'Closed for Renovation.'


Wollaston Station on the Red Line closed for renovation on Monday, January 8, 2018.

The parking lot on site remains open.

The bike cage has been removed. Call the MBTA Transit Police at 617-222-1212 to retrieve bicycles left on site.

Find out how the Wollaston Station closure will affect your trip

Construction Work Hours

The MBTA's contractor, LM Heavy Civil Construction, is working at Wollaston and Quincy Center stations in 2 shifts:

  • Day shift: 7 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Night shift: 9 PM to 5 AM

Construction Activities

The following activities will take place Monday, March 19 to Friday, March 23, unless otherwise noted.

Night Shift at Wollaston Station

  • Excavation for platform footings, demolition of the concrete slab adjacent to the railroad fencing, fence repair and delivery of casing supplies to the station platform
  • Place a liner in an existing sewer (15-24 hours); Newport Ave traffic lanes will be reduced (rescheduled for Wednesday, March 21 through Saturday morning, March 24 because of weather)

Day Shift at Wollaston Station

  • Watermain pressure testing and valve work
  • Remove and dispose of items from station lobby
  • Stockpile and remove soils
  • On Newport Avenue install sleeves for mini-piles/traffic set-ups as needed
  • Demolish slab, excavate pile caps and grade beams
  • Install mini-piles/drilling and grouting near headhouse
  • Underpinning (strengthening the foundation) at Stair 6
  • Cut site structures to sub-grade elevation
  • Install sewer bypass system along Brook Street, across Newport Ave and on Woodbine at Greenwood Ave

Night Shift at Quincy Center

  • Placing track protection outside limits of trains
  • Masonry work in elevator control room inside station
  • Erecting a protective canopy at Burgin Parkway and Hancock Street pedestrian entrances to the station

Day Shift At Quincy Center

  • Continue to realign temporary busway
  • Transfer buses to new busway
  • Continue to set-up construction work zone around garage building
  • Remove angle parking, restripe for parallel parking, relocate taxi and drop-off areas
  • Install shielding system around garage building to protect public from demolition debris
  • Plumbing and standpipe work
  • Electrical work, including relocate communication antenna, and wiring start booth
  • Elevator Control Room-walls
  • Continue concrete repairs
  • Continue Burgin Parkway work zone activities for protective shielding system and accessible walkway
  • See Construction Update: Demolition of Quincy Center Garage