Park Street and Haymarket Stations - Light Rail Accessibility Projects

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Contract: MBTA Contract No. A21CN01
Contract Value: $8,944,000
Project Dates: 2002 - 2003


The MBTA’s Park Street Station was built in 1897; the Haymarket Station was completed one year later.

In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), modifications to the stations were required.  These included raising the level of the existing train platforms through the use of cast-in-place concrete, replacement of floor finishes, the relocation of directional and informational signage, and dust protection for transit riders during the construction.

As part of upgrades and improvements Barletta performed the removal of 16 columns, reinforcement of existing structural steel, erection of new structural steel columns; reinforcement of existing concrete footings and construction of new footings.  Barletta worked closely with the structural engineering firm of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) and completed the work in accordance with an innovative design that eliminated the need for temporary shoring and multiple load transfers.  This project was the subject of a presentation to the Boston Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Group in 2004.