Transit Projects

Alewife Parking Garage Repairs — Cambridge, Massachusetts 

On January 24, 2012, the MBTA advertised, under MBTA Contract No. W43CN02, for construction bids to repair the Alewife Parking Garage. Five bids were received and opened on March 6, 2012. On March 8, 2012, the lowest bidder, Patriot Restoration, Inc., withdrew the bid for consideration citing a mathematical error. The second lowest bidder was Heritage Restoration Inc. with a bid of $2,971,000. The Engineer’s estimate was $3,144,000. The MBTA Board of Directors awarded the contract to Heritage Restoration Inc. on April 4, 2012. The Notice to Proceed was issued in July 2012.

The essential repairs  for the Alewife Parking Garage include concrete repairs to the parking garage precast concrete double tees, concrete columns and concrete beams, removing and replacing expansion joints, re-caulking joints, replacing damaged skylight panels, repairs to damaged drain pipes, replacing scupper grates and floor plates, and performing a CCTV inspection of the existing drainage system.

 The majority of the construction on this project will consist of night work, which began in September 2012. Construction is scheduled for completion in late Fall 2015. Please note that the Parking Garage will remain in operation during construction.

Updated: March 2015