The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has announced an upcoming temporary work area closure in the vicinity of Agassiz Road and Park Drive as work activities continue to progress on Phase 2 of the $36.5 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management project in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts.
Beginning Nov. 1, 2021, temporary construction fencing will be installed in project Work Area #10 in the vicinity of the War Memorials at Back Bay Fens. The existing concrete walkway will remain open for pedestrian access for the duration of the project, reported the Army Corps.
USACE also added that progress for the Phase 2 project continues with dredging of Work Area #10 in the vicinity of Agassiz Road and Park Drive. Temporary construction fencing is required in this location so that excavation and removal of the phragmites can be safely accomplished as part of the dredging project.
Plantings and restoration of this area will begin in 2022 to coincide with the spring planting window.
Charter Contracting Company was awarded the $36.5M Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Restoration Phase 2 project in early 2020. Phase 2 has twelve independent dredge work areas along the Muddy River between Leverett Pond and Boylston Street.