Accessibility Upgrades at Symphony, Hynes and Wollaston Stations
The MBTA procured design engineering services for accessibility upgrades at Symphony, Hynes and Wollaston Stations as part of the Systemwide Modifications.
On May 5, 2010, the MBTA Board awarded the design contract (A46PS01) to SEA Consultants, Inc. (dba Kleinfelder SEA). The 15% design was completed on September 7, 2011 for the Wollaston Station and on September 21, 2011 for the Symphony Station. Work continues to complete the 15% design for the Hynes Station by Spring 2012.
The scope of the design services for the accessibility upgrades includes:
Design services to make the Station accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including adding elevators, modifying platform stairs, walls, benches, doors, restrooms, signals, adding detectable warnings in conformance with ADA Accessibility Guideline (ADAAG) along platform edges and signage. In addition, the Project will provide accessible paths to the elevators and Station platform.
Preliminary design studies for making Hynes Station accessible. The preliminary investigation of possible site locations for elevators will be used to assess the probability and determine a preliminary cost for a future construction contract. The deliverables is a schematic design (15%) report for Hynes Station.
Design services to make the Station ADA compliant. The services will include adding elevators, modifying platform stairs, walls, benches, doors, restrooms, signals and add detectable warnings in conformance with ADAAG along platform edges and signage.
In addition, the design services will include an accessible path to the elevators and the Station platform as well as provide drainage improvements to mitigate flooding problems in the lobby.