Thursday, April 4, 2013
Find out what's going on at the Muddy River construction site near Landmark Center.
Work on the $93 million Muddy River Restoration Project, an environmental, preservation and flood control project to address serious flooding and environmental issues along the Muddy River, has moved into its third month of Phase 1. Phase 1, which is expected to be completed in three years and cost $31 million, will involve day-lighting of the river between the Riverway and Avenue Louis Pasteur by removing two 72-inch culverts, the installation of two 24-foot x 10-foot precast concrete culverts under the Riverway and Boylston Street, vehicular traffic and pedestrian improvements and significant landscape improvements to new and existing sections of the river channel. Work began in February and March, when construction areas were enclosed…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A group of concerned residents has organized to save several large trees and prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from dredging the Muddy River.
The 10-years-in-the-making Muddy River Restoration Project is about to begin, and some Fenway residents are not happy. Although members of the Save the Muddy River organization support the basic intentions of cleaning the river, the planned process is not the right way to achieve those objectives, said member Hilary Johansen. "We don’t feel like cleaning the river is a bad idea, but going about it this way is not the most environmentally friendly way to do it," said Johansen. Johansen, who graduated from Wheelock last year, spent a few semesters studying the river's ecosystem: its plants, animals and their habitats. Through her research, she determined the state's decade old environmental impact surveys were out of date and out of touch…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The $93 million project will address flooding and preserve historic landscape along the Emerald Necklace Park System.
Work has officially begun on the $93 million Muddy River Restoration Project, a comprehensive urban environmental, historic landscape preservation and flood control project to address serious flooding and environmental issues along the Muddy River and Emerald Necklace. The large-scale, multi-year project is being undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Town of Brookline, the Commonwealth, and the City of Boston. Governor Deval Patrick broke ground at the site of Phase 1 of the project in Fenway on Wednesday, which includes the Upper Fens Pond, Boylston Street between Park Drive and the Fenway, the open space in front of the Landmark Center (the former Sears Parking Lot) and the adjacent roadways. "The power of …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Police say no injuries and called in the hazardous materials team.
This morning, Massachusetts State Police units were on-scene at Storrow Drive westbound at the Charlesgate Overpass, where a taxi slid off the roadway into a shallow pond along the Muddy River. The Ford Crown Victoria, owned by the Hazira Cab Company of Brookline, slid off the roadway and into a shallow pond along the Muddy River. The cab is in the water up to about wheel level, police said. The driver is out of the car, and no injuries have been reported. A hazmat team was called in to collect fluids.