LMA CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY: Green Line D Branch Track and Signal Replacement Project: Overnight Work and Bus Shuttles in Brookline Resume March 11

MBTA Green Line D Branch Track and Signal Overnight Work Resuming March 11

Weeknight Bus Shuttles in Brookline, March 11-April 5

Bus shuttles will replace Green Line D train service between Kenmore and Reservoir after 8:45 PM on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15
  • Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22
  • Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29
  • Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5

Customers should anticipate adding 15 minutes to their normal trip during this time. Please note that there will be no shuttle bus service to or from Beaconsfield Station. Customers should instead use Reservoir Station or Dean Road on the Green Line C branch.

Overnight and Weekend Track and Signal Work Resuming in Brookline

The MBTA’s contractors are scheduled to resume weeknight work (from 8:45 PM to 5 AM) on March 11 in Brookline between Brookline Hills and Reservoir stations (see a map of this work). During the first two weeks, the contractors will move construction materials to the site and weld rail segments together. Starting the week of March 25, the MBTA’s contractors will be replacing railroad ties and ballast. The noisiest work will occur after 9 PM when the contractor is cutting the rails with a saw or torch, then later when the track is being tamped to the proper elevation.

The MBTA’s contractors will also replace track and signal between Brookline Hills and Reservoir stations on the following weekend dates, when bus shuttles are already in place for the Capital Maintenance and Fenway Portal projects:

  • March 23 & 24
  • April 6 & 7
  • April 20 & 21

Minimizing Noise

In addition to assembling track panels off-site and accessing the site through the MBTA right-of-way, the contractor can use a variety of techniques to mitigate noise and minimize disruptions to abutters:

  • Use self-adjusting backup alarms, silencers or mufflers on equipment
  • Limit truck and equipment idling
  • Line dumping bins, hoppers and trucks with sound-deadening material
  • Use noise blanket and shielding where possible
  • Respond to noise complaints
  • Provide monthly noise monitoring

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The schedule for this infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.