US Army Corps – Phase 1 Construction Activities Next 90 Days – June 2013 Update

General: The Muddy River Flood Risk Management & Environmental Restoration Phase 1 Construction Project is located in the footprint
generally between the Riverway downstream to Avenue Louis Pasteur. The major project components involve the installation of a 10‐foot by
24‐foot box culvert under the Riverway roadway, the installation of 10‐foot by 24‐foot box culvert under the Brookline Avenue roadway,
daylighting of the area between the Riverway and Brookline Avenue, and daylighting of the area between Brookline Avenue and Avenue Louis
Pasteur. Daylighting is the removal of existing twin 72″ culverts and excavation of the area to return the waterway to a natural state. This
Notice is intended to identify the general construction activities that will be performed in the next 90 days. A figure that shows the existing
conditions and the proposed improvements is at the end of this report.

[box type=”note”]IMPORTANT NOTICE: Some people have been “cutting through” despite the posted warning signage the construction site when the gates are
open. That is an extremely dangerous thing to do. DO NOT ENTER the active construction site.[/box]

June 2013 through August 2013 Period:

  • The banners we had made showing the existing conditions and the proposed changes in the Phase 1 area were hung last month. They appear to be a hit with the neighborhood since many times we have observed folks looking at them.
    The banners we had made showing the existing conditions and the proposed changes in the Phase 1 area were hung last month. They appear to be a hit with the neighborhood since many times we have observed folks looking at them.

    The banners we had made showing the existing conditions and the proposed changes in the Phase 1 area were hung last month. They appear to be a hit with the neighborhood since many times we have observed folks looking at them.

  • The statnamic testing on the test concrete shafts was completed last month. We appreciate all of the media outlets that helped us get
    the word out to the public regarding the testing. The tests were very successful in confirming soil conditions and what the correct length
    of the shafts should be in the various project areas.
  • Work has been underway on traffic management changes, primarily the reconstruction of the Landmark Center driveway and new traffic
    signal supports/signals, needed for the installation of the culvert under Brookline Avenue. Once fully implemented, traffic on Brookline
    Avenue between Fenway and Park Drive will be one way only headed inbound. This traffic change is expected to be implemented
    around the second to third week in July.
    This is earlier than we reported in last month’s 90‐day info. Traffic coming down Brookline
    Avenue or Boylston Street outbound that want to continue down Brookline Avenue to the medical center will need to travel around the
    rotary between Brookline Avenue, the Riverway and along Fenway. New traffic signals will be installed to ease the congestion that
    occurs when traffic traveling down Park Drive from Boston tries to merge with traffic exiting the Riverway from Brookline. A figure
    showing the new traffic pattern for this period is shown on at the end of this notice.

 

Environmental Restoration Phase 1 – May/June 2013

 

Muddy River rises March 14, 2010

(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photos)

 

Project Phase 1

(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photos)