Tuesday, March 16, 2021

MBTA Gloucester Drawbridge Replacement Project

Virtual Public Update Meeting Tuesday, March 30, 6 to 7:30 PM 

The MBTA invites you to a virtual public update meeting for the Gloucester Drawbridge Replacement Project, hosted on Zoom. The MBTA Capital Delivery Department will present a construction update for the replacement of the Gloucester Drawbridge. The bridge carries commuter rail service for the Rockport Line over the Annisquam River between the West Gloucester and Gloucester Stations. The existing bridge was built in 1911, reconstructed in 1932, and updated in 1984. It is being replaced as a part of the MBTA's reliability and modernization program. The MBTA suspended service across the bridge in April 2020 due to unforeseen site conditions. Replacement bus shuttles currently serve the last three stations on the line.

To protect the health of the project team and meeting attendees, this meeting will be hosted online, using Zoom. The meeting will allow time for Questions + Answers. We encourage you to attend this meeting, ask questions and provide feedback. Details on how to join and participate in the meeting will be posted on the project website and provided to the project email list in advance. Details on how to join and participate in the meeting will be posted on the project event page prior to the meeting, and sent to the project mailing list.

The presentation will be posted on the website www.MBTA.com/GloucesterDraw in advance of the meeting to give people who can only attend by phone an opportunity to review the presentation. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the website for those who cannot attend. The MBTA will also accept comments at the project email address listed below.

If accommodations are needed such as closed captioning or language interpretation, or for other inquiries and comments related to the project, please email GloucesterDraw@MBTA.com. For more information about the project visit www.MBTA.com/GloucesterDraw