MGNA: Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance

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Month: February, 2013

March 14 meeting to introduce Green Line construction team

28 February, 2013 (20:42) | Community Event, News | By: Editor

On Thursday, March 14, 2013, the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will hold a Public Meeting to introduce Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. to the community as it begins Phase 1 construction.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel Somerville, 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA from 6 to 8 p.m. If you need access or language accommodations to fully participate in this public meeting, please contact Karen Arpino-Shafer at 617-426-9570 or kshaffer@gilbaneco.com at least one week before the event.

Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. is set to begin construction for Phase 1 of the GLX Project in March. This meeting will be an opportunity to meet the team and discuss the extent and schedule of Phase 1 construction in Cambridge, Somerville and Medford.

The project team will also discuss the resources available to the public to follow the progress of the project, and answer any questions or concerns about Phase 1 construction.

Phase 1 of the GLX Project includes the rehabilitation of the Medford Street Railroad Bridge in Somerville, the Harvard Street Railroad Bridge in Medford, and the demolition of an MBTA facility at 21 Water Street in Cambridge.

More information about the project is available on the Green Line Extension website.

If you have any questions on the Green Line Extension Project, you can email the project team at info[AT]glxinfo.com.

Note: This meeting is in addition to the Phase 1 Green Line Extension construction Abutters Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the St. Clement School cafeteria, 579 Boston Ave. That meeting is being held for the benefit of those directly affected by Phase 1 construction and any concerned citizens interested in the construction relating to the Harvard Street Railroad Bridge in Medford and the surrounding drainage reconstruction.

The Phase 1 work includes widening and slightly raising the railroad bridge over Harvard Street, shifting the commuter rail tracks east, replacing a 19th century water pipe with a larger, modern pipe to help alleviate flooding, and installing sound barriers where required.

Green Line Extension Phase 1 construction meeting March 5

26 February, 2013 (09:27) | News | By: Editor

Harvard Street bridge

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will hold an Abutters Meeting for those directly affected by Phase 1 construction and any concerned citizens interested in the construction relating to the Harvard Street Railroad Bridge in Medford and the surrounding drainage reconstruction.

The meeting will be held in the St. Clement School cafeteria, 579 Boston Ave., Medford, at 7 p.m.

With Barletta Heavy Division Inc. having received its Notice to Proceed with construction for Phase 1 of the GLX Project, this meeting will be an opportunity for the project team to present the extent of the Harvard Street Bridge and area drainage construction, and address any questions or concerns before the construction begins.

In the coming weeks, the GLX project will hold a larger Public Meeting with the Phase 1 contractor and the community to discuss the full extent of Phase 1 construction in Medford, Somerville and Cambridge. It will be an opportunity to meet the team, discuss the schedule and to present opportunities for stakeholders to follow the progress of the project.

Notification of the time and location of this Public Meeting will be made later this week.

More information about the project is available on the Green Line Extension website. A presentation on the construction work planned for Phase 1 is available under Public Meetings (Early Bridge & Demolition Package, January 25, 2012).

As always, if you have any questions on the Green Line Extension Project, you can email us at info@glxinfo.com.

Source: Green Line Extension Project Team announcement

Eight groups respond to Green Line Extension RFQ

26 February, 2013 (00:16) | Documents, News | By: Editor

Eight entities comprising 28 companies have responded to an MBTA Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to provide Construction Management/General Contractor (CM/CG) services to complete the Green Line Extension (GLX) to Somerville and Medford.

The CM/GC project delivery method is an alternative to the traditional Design/Build or Design/Bid/Build methods. The state has authorized the MBTA to use this method on the final planning, design and construction of the Green Line project, or Phases 2 through 4. That will include the construction of six Green Line stations, a maintenance and storage facility, and power substations; track, signal, systems, and viaduct work; roadway and intersection improvements; and Preconstruction Services. That work is to be conducted between 2013 and 2018.

Phase 1 of the GLX will be executed with the traditional Design/Bid/Build method. That work, which consists of widening two rail bridges and demolishing an MBTA building, was approved to commence on January 31 and is to be completed next year.

Seven entities identified as “joint ventures” responded to the RFQ, including a group led by Jay Cashman Inc. of Quincy, Mass. That group contains four other partners, including Suffolk Construction Co. of Boston and Balfour Beatty Rail Inc. of, which was part of a Cashman consortium that constructed the MBTA Greenbush commuter rail line.

Another joint venture includes J.F. White Contracting Co. of Framingham, Mass., which led the work on the Fast 14 I-93 bridge replacement project in Medford in 2011.

Barletta Heavy Division Inc. of Canton, Mass., which was awarded the Phase I GLX construction contract, is part of a group of seven companies that responded under the name “Green Line Extension Contractors.”  The group includes Judlau Contracting Inc. of College Point, N.Y., which has completed or is working on several station rehabilitation projects for the New York City subway system.

Dragados USA Inc., another New York company with experience on several Big Apple subway projects, is part of a joint venture that includes S&R Construction of Newton, Mass.

Following review of the RFQ submissions, the MBTA plans to issue a Request for Proposals in March, and then award the CM/GC contract this summer.

Click here for the list of entities that responded to the Request for Qualifications.

Additional information can be found on the MBTA website under Bidding and Solicitations.