The MBTA on Monday approved a $64 million project to overhaul its Quincy Adams and Braintree garages.
The work start this summer and continue for the next four years will occur over the next four years, overhauling both stations’ parking garages in stages.
Both garages will remain open during the project, though up to 300 parking spaces will be closed between the two stations throughout the course of the project, the T said Monday.
The T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board voted during the body’s Monday meeting to award the project to the Boston-based McCourt/Consigli JV1 for $64.3 million. That was the lowest of the five bids the state agency received, the T said.
The work will include repairs to the parking decks and structure and upgrades to the fire and alarm systems of both garages. The project will add two new elevators and handicap ramps in Braintree, as well as canopies over the bus area and between the garage and the station and a new ramp to the commuter rail with pedestrian canopy. At Quincy Adams, the project includes repairs to the access bridge to the highway and a new atrium roof.
The contractors also will replace the elevators at the 2,538-spot Quincy Adams garage, work that will take place between this fall and December 2020.
The T said it has agreements to provide parking spaces in the Home Depot lot next to the station and 300 in the Ivory Plaza lot near the Braintree T.
The MBTA said this work will make the garages safer and extend their useful lives by 40 years.
Both the Quincy Adams and Braintree garages were built in the early 1980s; at the time, the MBTA said they should last for 50 years, but within a decade they required significant work. Both continue to be at or near capacity at peak times, in particular the 1,300-space Braintree garage at the end of the line.
The timeline the T put forth Monday means all five Red Line stops on the Braintree line south of Boston will be undergoing work at the same time. The Wollaston station closed in January and will remain shuttered until August 2019 as the T builds a new station. In Quincy Center, contractors will begin tearing down the long-derelict T parking garage at the end of this month, work that will take nearly a year and is expected to be followed by a development project on the station land. Most of the North Quincy T parking lot will close in June as developers spend the following 12 months building a parking garage on the lot where 610 apartments will follow in the years after that.
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