Boston Government Center garage demolition resumes July 11


MATT: EVERYONE WHO TRAVELS THROUGHOUT THE CITY SHOULD KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE PROBLEMS UNTIL LABOR DAY WHILE CREWS WORK TO TAKE DOWN THIS GARAGE IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN. >> I’M GIVING MYSELF EXTRA TIME BUT I’M NOT GIVING MYSELF EXTRA TIME FOR THIS BUILD, SO THAT’S MY NEXT OBSTACLE NOW. MATT: THIS IS AN OBSTACLE BOSTON TRAVELERS WILL BE FACING FOR WEEKS AS THE DEMOLITION OF THE GOVERNMENT CENTER PARKING LOT BRINGS DEVIATIONS AND CLOSURES TO DOWNTOWN. >> IT IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO GET PLACES. >> I WILL BE MORE PREPARED TOMORROW I WISH. IF I DON’T GET FIRED FOR BEING TOO LATE TODAY. MATT: WORK REQUIRING CLOSURE OF SECTION OF CONGRESS STREET WHICH PASSES UNDER THE GARAGE AS NEARBY SUBURY STREET CHANGES FROM A ONE-WAY ROAD TO A TWO-WAY ROAD. >> KIND OF LIKE, CUT HERE BECAUSE OF THIS. MATT: HOW LONG DID YOU GIVE YOURSELF? >> AN ADDITIONAL HALF HOUR. MATT: DEMOLITION RESUMES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE PETER MONSINI WAS KILLED IN MARCH WHEN THE GARAGE FLOOR CRACKED UNDER THE CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE HE WAS WORKING IN. THE PROJECT ALSO DELAYED LAST MONTH WHEN SERVICE ON THE GREEN AND ORANGE LINES WAS SUSPENDED AFTER TEAMS IDENTIFIED A COLUMN THAT HAS BEEN COMPROMISED BY YEARS OF WATER DAMAGE UNRELATED TO WORK AT THE GARAGE. AND WHILE THE DEVELOPERS OF THE PROJECT SAY THE SUBWAY SERVICE SHOULD NOT BE IMPACTED BY THIS LATEST WORK, THESE DEVIATIONS WILL LIKELY MEAN LONGER CARRIERS FOR THOSE WHO DRIVE, BIKE AND WALK ON LABOR DAY. >> I HEARD IT ON THE RADIO AND THOUGHT, OH, THIS MUST BE MY JOB AND SURELY IT IS UNFORTUNATELY. I HAVE TO GO BECAUSE I HAVE A LONGER WALK NOW. MATT: COMPANY MONITORING DEMOLITION SAYS NEW SAFETY MEASURES IMPLEMENTED SINCE PETER MONSINI’S DEATH, INCLUDING NOT WORKING AT NIGHT AND HAVING A RESIDENT ENGINEER ON SITE.

Demolition of Boston’s Government Center garage resumes Monday, forcing street closures

Demolition of the Government Center parking lot resumed on Monday, less than four months after a worker died at the site. On March 26, a construction worker was killed in a partial collapse of the Government Center parking lot in the city’s Haymarket area. .The victim, Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton, was carrying out demolition work inside the parking garage in a construction vehicle when the ground buckled under the vehicle. The demolition of the facility forced the closure of several streets for several weeks. A section of Congress Street below the Government Center garage will be closed until Labor Day to continue demolition work on the garage. Nearby Sudbury Street has been changed from a one-way road to a two-way road. The company running the project said the closure was part of the planned work that is needed to complete the project. National real estate advisers, The HYM Investment Group LLC, John Moriarty and Associates said they have been in communication with state, city and transit authorities. “In an effort to alleviate traffic issues, at the time of the closure of Congress Street, Sudbury Street will be reconfigured from a one-way street to a two-way street,” the companies said. “The MBTA Haymarket station will remain open and continue routine bus and train service.”

Demolition of the Government Center parking lot resumed on Monday, less than four months after a worker died at the site.

On March 26, a construction worker was killed in a partial collapse of the Government Center parking lot in the city’s Haymarket area.

The victim, Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton, was carrying out demolition work inside the car park in a construction vehicle when the ground buckled under the vehicle.

The demolition of the facility forced the closure of several streets for several weeks.

government center garage streets blocked off

A portion of Congress Street below the Government Center Garage will be closed until Labor Day to continue demolition work on the garage.

Nearby, Sudbury Street has been changed from a one-way to a two-way.

The company running the project said the closure is part of the planned work that is needed to complete the project.

National real estate advisers, The HYM Investment Group LLC, John Moriarty and Associates said they have been in communication with state, city and transit authorities.

“In an effort to alleviate traffic issues, at the time of the closure of Congress Street, Sudbury Street will be reconfigured from a one-way street to a two-way street,” the companies said. “The MBTA Haymarket station will remain open and continue routine bus and train service.”


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