Massachusetts


New Connection for Boston Subway Lines Could Cost $850M

An engineer with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority outlined a plan before an MBTA board on June 7 that would create a subway extension linking Boston's Red and Blue Lines at a cost of $850 million, while also requiring nearly 10 years of design and construction....


South Coast Improvement Company Recognized as Part of Hood Milk Bottle Renovation

The Boston Children's Museum recently received the 2021 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award by Preservation Massachusetts for the renovation of the historic Hood Milk Bottle structure. South Coast Improvement Company (SCIC), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, was the general contractor for this award-winning restoration of the iconic Hood Milk Bottle that stands between the Children's Museum and Fort Point Channel at 308 Congress Street in Boston....


PIRTEK Owner Adds Second Franchise to Better Serve Greater Boston Area

For more than 17 years, the city of Boston and its surrounding areas have relied on the team at PIRTEK Avon for their hydraulic and industrial hose services. Franchise owner Mark Rudnik said customers come from a diverse range of industries, including construction, recycling, transportation, material handling, marine, manufacturing, rental equipment and municipalities....


Phased Return to In-Person Classes Begins at New $256M Somerville School

The delivery of the new Somerville High School (SHS) building and campus, which is expected to be completed in spring 2022 when Suffolk Construction completes Phase 3 — the construction of the new athletic field — is pressing forward....


Port of Boston Preparing to Handle Larger Ships by Fall

The Port of Boston is aiming to better serve New England's economy by modernizing the facility to handle larger commercial ships — an $850 million effort that should be operational this fall. The port's Conley Container Terminal will feature new deep-water berths and tall low-profile cranes to load/offload big container ships moving in and out of Boston Harbor....


Highway, Rail Upgrades in Massachusetts Could Result from Biden's Plan

On March 31, President Biden outlined a proposal for a $2.25 trillion "American Jobs Plan," a sweeping stimulus package designed to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and "promote affordable access to opportunity." The plan includes more than $115 billion for roads and bridges, along with spending $85 billion for transit services and $80 billion on intercity rail....


Construction to Soon Ramp up for Massachusetts' South Coast Rail Project

Construction work for the long-awaited South Coast Rail Project linking southeastern Massachusetts to Boston is ramping up this spring. Under Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail Project, six new commuter rail stations will be built along the Middleborough-Lakeville line, including at Middleborough, East Taunton, Freetown, Fall River Depot, Church Street in New Bedford and New Bedford....


Plans Approved to Build New Elementary School in Easton, Mass.

The Select Board in Easton, Mass., unanimously voted March 9 to award a $63.6 million contract to Brait Builders Corp. for the construction of the new Blanche Ames Elementary School after the firm was recommended by the local school planning committee....


VIDEO: Tsurumi Pump Helps Bring Arts Building to Life in Massachusetts

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it has been no surprise that performing arts have taken a backseat in global priorities. But with help of Tsurumi Pump, a new arts center in New England has managed to take shape and overcome the many challenges the pandemic has inflicted on new construction and arts proliferation....


Agawam, Mass., Needs to Replace or Upgrade Old High School

At more than 65 years old, Agawam High School may be looking at retirement. Town officials have asked the state to consider funding the renovation or replacement of the building at Cooper and Mill streets in Agawam....






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