Author: lschneider

  • PHASE 2: SUMMER 2020 CONSTRUCTION PREVIEW

    PHASE 2: SUMMER 2020 CONSTRUCTION PREVIEW

    With Phase 2 of the Muddy River Restoration Project set to begin in early July, the MMOC recently hosted a virtual pre-construction tour. The presenters provided information about what the public can expect to see on the ground this summer and beyond.

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  • Fall Planting – October 90-Day Look-Ahead

    Fall Planting – October 90-Day Look-Ahead

    October 8, 2021. Upland trees and shrubs have been delivered and planting is underway in some areas where dredging has been completed—in the Riverway on either side of Netherlands Road and in the Fenway between Avenue Louis Pasteur and the Museum of Fine Arts (Work Areas 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9).

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  • Carlton Street Footbridge

    Carlton Street Footbridge

    September 22, 2021. In June, the 1894 bridge was dismantled, lifted over the trees, placed on flatbed trucks and transported to Rhode Island for rehabilitation. Read the latest in Hugh Mattision’s updates.

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  • Temporary Closure of Netherlands Road at the Riverway, Tuesday, Oct. 5

    Temporary Closure of Netherlands Road at the Riverway, Tuesday, Oct. 5

    October 1, 2021. The US Army Corps of Engineers has advised that on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, between 7 am and 3 pm, Netherlands Road will be closed for about 2 hours to facilitate delivery of trees and shrubs to be planted nearby.

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  • THE MUDDY RIVER FLOODS—AND RECOVERS QUICKLY!

    THE MUDDY RIVER FLOODS—AND RECOVERS QUICKLY!

    Flooded path in the Riverway the morning of September 2nd.

    THE MUDDY RIVER FLOODS—AND RECOVERS QUICKLY!24 hours later, the path is dry.
    The remnants of Hurricane Ida passed over Boston on September 2, 2021, dropping more than 4 inches of rain in neighborhoods adjacent to the Muddy River. The USGS gage at Netherlands Road recorded a maximum height of 15.24 ft, exceeding the USGS official threshold defining a “minor flood” event (15.00 ft). (Typically, during dry weather, the height of the river is approximately 8 ft at that location). During the storm, observers noted that the Riverway pedestrian path near the gage was under about 18 inches of water. After the storm, floodwaters receded quickly, and by the next day, the walkway was perfectly usable again.

    Was this expected?  Yes.

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  • Planting begins in some areas:  90-day look-ahead

    Planting begins in some areas: 90-day look-ahead

    Sep. 22, 2021. Wetland and riverbank planting and lawn seeding is beginning in some construction areas where dredging has been completed—in the Riverway on either side of Netherlands Road and in the Fenway between Avenue Louis Pasteur and the Museum of Fine Arts (Work Areas 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9)

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  • Dredging in Leverett Pond at Olmsted Park:  April 90-Day Look-Ahead

    Dredging in Leverett Pond at Olmsted Park: April 90-Day Look-Ahead

    April 22, 2021. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has advised that dredging in Leverett Pond at Olmsted Park, Brookline (Work Area 1) will begin by the end of April and last for several months.

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  • Carlton Street Footbridge Rehabilitation Begins

    Carlton Street Footbridge Rehabilitation Begins

    April 22, 2021. Aetna Bridge Company has started work on the rehabilitation of the Carlton Street Footbridge. This steel truss bridge was designed by Alexis H. French, Brookline’s first Town Engineer, working in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted, and was constructed in 1894. When the rehabilitation is completed in 2022, pedestrian access over the MBTA Riverside Line from Brookline’s Monmouth neighborhood to Olmsted’s Overlook in Riverway Park will be restored for the first time in more than 45 years.

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  • Carlton Street Footbridge Rehabilitation Public Information Meeting – March 24, 2021, 6pm

    Carlton Street Footbridge Rehabilitation Public Information Meeting – March 24, 2021, 6pm

    March 19, 2021. Rehabilitation of the historic Carlton Street Footbridge over the Riverside line will begin soon. Learn more at the MassDOT’s virtual public information meeting on March 24, 6-8 pm.

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  • Dredging Underway at Netherlands Road in Brookline and near Clemente Field in Back Bay Fens:  March 90-Day Look-Ahead

    Dredging Underway at Netherlands Road in Brookline and near Clemente Field in Back Bay Fens: March 90-Day Look-Ahead

    March 19, 2021. Dredging has begun in Riverway Park in the Netherlands Road/Parkway Drive/Brookline Avenue area (Work Area 3) and near Clemente Field in the Back Bay Fens (Work Area 9). And there’s more in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ 90-day look-ahead.

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