Connect Historic Boston Construction Services, Boston
City of Boston
The City of Boston, in partnership with the National Parks Service, was awarded a Federal $25M TIGER Grant to construct multimodal infrastructure improvements in the City of Boston. Working closely with the City’s Project Manager, HSH assisted with the complexities of reconstructing centuries old infrastructure. The project presented many challenges for construction phasing and traffic management as it crossed through Boston’s Beacon Hill, West End, and North End neighborhoods; adjusted curb lines; upgraded pedestrian infrastructure to current ADA compliance standards; and installed new drainage, traffic signal, and street lighting infrastructure.
Creating a comprehensive temporary traffic control plan (TTCP) that allowed the project to progress in a timely manner, while minimizing impacts to traffic and allowing for safe pedestrian and cyclist passage, was a challenge that HSH took on in stride. The myriad of old rail, foundations from the elevated Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line, and a large number of severely aged and outdated utilities through Boston’s North End, required the quick response and decisive direction for which the HSH Construction Services team is known.