Connect Historic Boston is an initiative to enhance the accessibility of and safe connectivity between historic sites in downtown Boston by walking, cycling, and transit. The project is funded through a Federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant, administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The project is currently in construction and is anticipated to be fully completed by the end of 2017. [See also Construction Starting for Commercial Street Cycle Track Bike Lanes]

In August 2015, work will continue in the West End / Bulfinch Triangle and move to Commercial and Hanover Street in the North End. Details below.

August 3 to August 7, 2015
  • On Staniford St. sidewalk and curbing will be begin and proceed in two phases starting at the Cambridge St. intersection.  Parking restrictions will be established and pedestrian traffic redirected to the north side of the street.
  • On Lomasney Way, underground work for signals and lighting will be ongoing in front of the O’Neil Building.  The finish work in this area will not be installed until the Fall due the need to install new bollards for the GSA.  This is based on the delivery time required to receive the bollard foundations.
  • On Causeway St., drainage work on the east side of the street will be ongoing with the possibility of sidewalk and curb work beginning.
  • Excavation work will continue in discreet chunks along Commercial St. with the same parking and lane restrictions moving with the work zone.
August 10 through August 14, 2015
  • On Staniford St. curb and sidewalk work will continue and is anticipated to continue through August with pedestrians directed to use the west of the street.
  • Sidewalk work will also see curb and sidewalk work on the south side of the Causeway St.
  • Work in front of the O’Neil Building continues the underground work for lighting and traffic signals.
  • On Commercial St. drainage work will be moving toward Hanover St.  All parking and lanes will be returned at the end of the work day.

Check the Boston Public Works project website for updates.

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