The MBTA Government Center Station Project construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2013 with site preparation and work zone set up in support of the full station closure in late summer.
The $91 million, three-year Government Center Station Project will bring the new station, seen at left, into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and combines improvements to the Green Line Station, Blue Line Station, and Cambridge Street/Government Center Plaza.
The project includes reconstruction of both the Green Line and Blue Line platforms, new elevators from the surface to the Green Line level and from the Green Line level to the Blue Line level, a new headhouse structure as the primary entrance to the Station, and reconstruction of Cambridge Street and City Hall plaza in the vicinity of the station.The result will be a new station fully accessible, customer-friendly and efficient, that creates an accessible route to Boston City Hall and surrounding public sidewalks. The reconfiguration of the plaza is consistent with the City’s initiative of greening City Hall plaza.
The project will close Government Center Station to patrons for 24 months during the construction period by diverting passengers to other nearby stations. Temporary closure of the station to patrons eliminates the need for a temporary headhouse, avoids numerous weekend and nightly closures, and allows construction to proceed more rapidly, reducing the overall construction schedule.