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Some parking restrictions at Alewife T station during repairs

Posted by Brock Parker  September 26, 2012 01:35 PM

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Overnight parking restrictions are in place in portions of the Alewife Station parking garage in Cambridge to make way for repair work to the T stop that started this month.

Rockland-based Heritage Restoration is making almost $3 million in repairs to the garage, including repairs to concrete columns and beams, removing and replacing expansion joints, replacing damaged skylight panel, and repairing damaged drain pipes, according to the MBTA.

The work began this month and is expected to continue until March of 2014, according to the MBTA's website. Most of the work will be done overnight and the garage will remain open during construction.

But in order to complete the work on schedule, the contractor is allowed to close up to 250 parking spaces during construction, according to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo. The garage has more than 2,700 parking spots, according to the MBTA.

Heritage Restoration has blocked off 125 spaces on the 4th and 5th floors of the garage for repairs to the concrete decking on both levels. Blocking off the parking spaces protects passengers and their vehicles from falling debris within those areas, Pesaturo said.

The work is being done between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., and Pesaturo said during the day there is sufficient capacity in the garage to accommodate vehicles.

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