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This is the second phase of a project designed to activate eight acres of underutilized real estate previously used for construction lay down and materials storage beneath the elevated viaduct of the Central Artery (I-93) running between the South End and South Boston neighborhoods of Boston. This previous use of the space had the unintended consequences of widespread illicit activities on MassDOT property. MassDOT committed to converting the vacant space under the highway into a more active facility after Secretary Davey toured the site with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz in December 2011. Central to MassDOT’s strategy to activate the space is the construction of a multi-user parking facility with uniformed security personnel 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, serving multiple parking users throughout peak commuting hours, off-peak weekday hours, and weekends. MassDOT is pursuing a number of secondary strategies to activate the space ancillary to the parking use. These include improvements to the pedestrian and bicycling conditions to increase connectivity between neighborhoods, designation of the Facility as a mobility hub where the travelling public can shift transportation modes adjacent to the highway, urban design interventions to create a sense of place, and the utilization of property not suitable for parking to showcase the surrounding transportation infrastructure which stitches together the region, and to provide open space and an extension of the Boston Harborwalk. In total the project includes construction of 432 parking spaces constructed in phases, in three separate parking lots. Phase 1 is complete, and included the construction of a parking lot between Albany Street, I-93 Frontage Road, Randolph Street and Paul Sullivan Way accommodating 171 parking spaces accessible from Albany Street (“Lot 2”); and a parking lot located between Albany Street, I-93 Frontage Road, Berkeley/4th Street and Traveler Street accommodating 64 parking spaces accessible from Albany Street (“Lot 4”). This Phase 2, which has been assigned Project Info # 607827, consists of an additional parking lot containing 197 parking spaces accessible from Traveler Street (“Lot 5”), a storm-water mitigation landscape, multi-modal path, and public realm improvements including the extension of the Boston Harborwalk.
  • City of Boston
  • Resident Engineer: Patrick Finn
    Construction Contract Value: $10,722,353.95
    Construction Bid Price: $8,989,873.00
    Initial Construction Estimate: $8,021,000.00
    District: District 6

    Contracts (2) Progress
    # 64315 -- Design -- Hwy Eng Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design and review services to MassDOT on a task order basis for various statewide highway and bridge projects. Final
    # 85692 -- Construction Contract
    Construction of a Parking Lot under Interstate 93 (Including Signals) from Herald to Randolph Streets. Completed


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  • Contract Dates
    Notice to Proceed: 06/08/2015
    Contract Information
    Project Designer: Consultant
    Funding Source: Metropolitan Highway System
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    Project Task Information
    Project Status
    Project Need Form PNF Entered 01/14/2014
    Project Initiation Form PIF Entered 03/01/2014
    Project Initiation Form PRC Submitted 01/14/2014
    Project Review Committee PRC Approved 01/22/2014
    Project Status Advertised 11/08/2014
    Project Management
    100% Design 100% Package Received 09/04/2014
    100% Design 100% Package Comments to DE 10/08/2014
    25% Design 25% Package Received 03/06/2014
    25% Design 25% Package Comments to DE 04/08/2014
    25% Design Design Public Hearing 04/29/2014
    75% Design 75% Package Received 03/06/2014
    75% Design 75% Package Comments to DE 04/08/2014
    Final Design PS&E Received 10/31/2014
    Final Design PS&E to FAPRO 11/05/2014