MBTA GM: Government Center Construction Will Bring Major Upgrades

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    Beverly Scott discusses the upgrades coming from the 2-year construction project to the Government Center Station (Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014)

    (NECN) - The MBTA Government Center Station will shut down for construction on March 22 and will be closed for two years.

    The construction will upgrade the entire facility, which accepts trains from the blue and green lines.

    It will also bring it into compliance with the Americans for Disabilities Act.

    The station was originally slated to close last year, but that was postponed until after construction was finished on the Callahan Tunnel.

    For more on the subject, we were joined by MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott.

    She said that the project would have lasted around four years if they tried to work around services.

    Scott said that the MBTA apologizes to people the closing may inconvenience, but said the project will be worth it in the long run.

    She said the large investment will bring major upgrades in terms of accessibility, sustainability and more.