Connect Historic Boston, Boston
City of Boston, Massachusetts
HSH designed the TIGER-funded Connect Historic Boston project, one of the most progressive multimodal transportation projects in the country. The $24 million construction project will revolutionize the way Boston residents commute and tourists explore the City. The focal point is a two-way protected cycle track that runs along the center of Causeway Street in front of the TD Garden. The 1.4-mile Complete Streets project extends from Atlantic Avenue along Commercial Street, Causeway Street, and Staniford Street to Cambridge Street.
Wider sidewalks, shorter crossings, and accessibility improvements further enhance Boston’s reputation as America’s Walking City. The new cycle track and state-of-the-art bicycle signals provide significant improvements for cyclists in the City.
Collaborating closely with the City of Boston, Federal Highway Administration, advocacy groups, and abutters, the Connect Historic Boston project was delivered shovel-ready within the one-year schedule.
HSH’s Construction Services group is currently involved in constructing this multimodal transportation improvement project. Working closely with the City’s project manager, HSH is assisting with the complexities of reconstructing centuries old infrastructure. The myriad of old rail, foundations from the elevated MBTA Green line, and other utilities provide unique challenges in a confined urban location. HSH is serving as the Resident Engineer, and is responsible for the physical inspection of the work; managing the flow of communications with client and general contractor; and ensuring conformance between plans and construction. Construction completion is expected in Summer 2017.