Gov’t Center Station Closing for 2 Years
A $90 million renovation project will shut the station down through 2015.
One of Boston’s oldest MBTA stations will shut down for two years to make way for a for a major renovation project.
Government Center Station is scheduled to close September 2013 for 24 months while construction is completed on a “$90 million overhaul,” according to Boston.com.
The site reports the renovation will include: a new station entrance, renovated Green Line and Blue Line platforms; an overhaul of the electrical system; new elevators, escalators, LED signs, improved lighting and an expanded fare collection area; and reconstructing some of the surrounding parts of Cambridge Street and City Hall Plaza, according to T officials.
The station will reopen before the project is finished, currently planned for April, May or June 2016, according to Boston.com.
Officials have scheduled a Dec. 12 public meeting to address the closure from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in conference rooms B, C and D, Floor 2, at 100 Cambridge St., the site reports.