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Restoration of Public Garden Lagoon begins

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  March 1, 2013 12:56 PM

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The Boston Public Garden Lagoon is being renovated to stabilize it edge and correct leaking.

The multi-phase project begins the first week of March with the renovation of about one-third of the lagoon’s edge on its north side.

The north side of the pond is where the island is located.

This first phase of the project coincides with the routine draining of the lagoon and is expected to be completed by early April, according to the city.

The $165,700 project will not alter the shape of the shoreline and will address leakage issues that result in puddling on the lawn areas around the lagoon, the city said in a statement.

The renovation work will also stabilize the edge, which is comprised of granite coping on a concrete sill, turf, soil, gravel, and a clay liner.

The project will also take on additional paving and turf restoration complementing pathway improvements currently underway in the Public Garden.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department plans to complete the stabilization of the entire lagoon edge coping within five years.

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