MBTA to continue steel beam placement to this weekend at Lechmere Viaduct in support of GLX

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About $600 million worth of work is taking place on MBTA’s South Coast Rail.

The MBTA announced today it will continue to advance with another series of major crane lifts this weekend at the new Lechmere Viaduct now under construction between the Gilmore Bridge and Lechmere Station along Monsignor O’Brien Highway. The operation, now in its fourth consecutive weekend work window, is progressing as planned.

The activity is in support of the Green Line Extension (GLX) project. Crane equipment setup and traffic detours will be in place by 5 AM Saturday morning, August 1. The placement of large steel beams will support the deck of the new viaduct section. Crane lifts are scheduled from 7 AM to 10 PM on Saturday and from 7 AM to 7 PM on Sunday.

Traffic detours for motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists traveling through the area along Monsignor O’Brien Highway will be in place throughout the weekend. The GLX project will extend Green Line service from the new Lechmere Station along 2 new branches to Union Square in Somerville and to College Avenue/Tufts University in Medford.

Anticipated noise levels during the overnight periods are expected to be light to moderate. 

More information is available online.

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