After massive fires in Waltham, Mass. and Boston destroyed large residential complex employing wood-frame construction this summer, officials from both municipalities are questioning the safety of wood-frame construction for large apartment complexes and urging the state for stricter regulations on the size of such building.
Crews working on the rehabilitation of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge that runs over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston opened the toll road back up to its preconstruction traffic pattern on Aug. 7, nearly three weeks earlier than originally planned.
The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $1.5 million contract to Arup USA Inc. to conduct a feasibility study of Boston’s so-called North-South Rail Link, a proposed project to build a tunnel that would connect the city’s two main rail stations, North and South stations.