Transit Projects

Assembly Station

Project # X08CN04

Project Status: In Construction
Last Updated September 2014
 

Updates

Assembly Station was opened to customers on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Project Overview

The Assembly Square redevelopment district in Somerville is the site of a large-scale, mixed-use redevelopment project that will contain residential units, retail and office space, and a hotel. Construction resulted in a new station on the Orange Line between Wellington and Sullivan Square. This project is being done by S&R Enterprises, Inc. and costs $29,229,184 to complete. Funding for the new station has been established through a public/private partnership with state and federal agencies, as well as the developer Federal Realty Investment Trust.
 
Throughout construction, scheduled diversions were necessary in order to keep construction on schedule. Notification of these diversions was given at least two weeks prior through service advisories posted in Orange Line stations, online at mbta.com, public announcements within stations, and reminders via T-Alerts and Twitter @MBTA
 
Some weekday evening diversions beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m. through the end of service will continue post-opening as the Project performs infrastructure repairs along the Right of Way. These infrastructure repairs include the installation of temporary third-rail heaters, junction box installation, traction power switching installation, and fence reconfiguration. 


 
Benefits of Project 

  • Construction of 2,100 residential units
  • Construction of more than 2.75 million square feet of retail and office space
  • Construction of 200-room hotel
  • Regional transit access and alternative to auto traffic   

Schedule of Construction

April 2012: Construction begins
April 2014: Completion of residential buildings and hotel (completed)
February 2013: Reconstruction of track, trail, and signal work
September 2014: Station opened
September-December 2014: Continued infrastructure improvements

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