Recent content by North Shore

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    Blue Line extension to Lynn

    I had to re-read this carefully to make sure you weren't insulting me! 😁
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    General Infrastructure

    Baker, not you! ;) Relative to our governor, there's a general reticence and wherewithal to commit time, money and resources to a grand vision to improve our public transportation.
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    General Infrastructure

    Leave it to Charlie to create demand for public transportation while continuing to ignore fixing the system itself.
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    Logan Airport Capital Projects

    I had these very same thoughts when I drove in at 5:15am the other day.
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    Logan Airport Flights and Airlines Discussion

    I flew HA BOS-HNL in August, FWIW.
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    I-90 Interchange Improvement Project & West Station | Allston

    Upon reading this news, I am very much content with the proposed solution!
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    Green Line Extension to Medford & Union Sq

    10 feet is what I've been using for a shared-use path with MassDOT design guidance for a couple of projects that I've been working on of late. That said, my paths typically include a grass strip between the roadway and the path and a 2'-0" minimum offset from the back of the path to any fixed...
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    Logan Airport Capital Projects

    Flew out of Terminal E last Sunday just as the storm hit, and snapped this photo from the airside.
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    Logan Airport Flights and Airlines Discussion

    I flew B6 BOS-SFO last month and it was my first flight since pre-pandemic. Most of my domestic flights are on JetBlue. The rest, along with most of my international ones are on Delta. For the money, JetBlue constantly provides the best value combined with nonstop availability. Plus, the free TV...
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    General Infrastructure

    1) Cost: It's cheaper to use asphalt out here 2) Lifecycle: With the freeze/thaw cycles and road salt, concrete just doesn't hold up as well out here. There's a reason portions of 495 were reconstructed in their entirety 20 plus years ago.
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    Gillette Stadium

    Mexico and Canada venues get some first round matches because that was part of the arrangement for the joint bid for the three countries. As for Boston (Foxboro), Bob Kraft has enough swing with the USSF that it would be hard pressed to not include Gillette as a venue.
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    North Washington St Bridge

    Concrete by nature is porous. Water, in turn helps hydrate the cement in the mixture and turns it concrete. The main concern with water is corrosion of the rebar. I would imagine that the rebar used was epoxy coated and cut edges were touched up before concrete was placed in the forms...
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    Rt 128 Interchanges

    Tangential to the 95/128 conversation, but apropos nonetheless, MassDOT is proposing a modified diverging diamond as a replacement for the existing Rt. 9/Rt. 27 cloverleaf: https://www.natickma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11505/June-10-2021-927-Public-InformationInput-Meeting
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    Rt 128 Interchanges

    Cloverleafs work - provided traffic flow is inherently low and provides sufficient gaps in the flow to allow for weaving. Which is why 128 was constructed with so many of them at its interchanges. As soon as traffic increased, they became problematic. You just cannot process vehicles...
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    Rt 128 Interchanges

    There was never going to be a viable solution to fixing that mess, other than relocation of the access point. It's just too close to the interchange.

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