MBTA To Shutter Parts Of Blue Line For Two Weeks

Work crews cooling down part of a Blue Line track after welding it. Photo: Courtesy MBTA

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A day after the grand opening of the MBTA's Green Line Extension, riders who rely on the Blue Line are being told to plan ahead.

Crews are working to repair the Blue Line's harbor tunnel, replacing 1800 feet of track and improving the tunnel's flood resiliency. Shuttles will replace service between Government Center and Logan Airport.

One commuter, Paul, rides the Blue Line five days a week and has been through this before.

"Generally I find when the MBTA has something scheduled like this, they execute it pretty well. It adds another 10 or 15 minutes on, but they have it pretty good," he said.

The tunnel improvements are part of the MBTA's $8 billion, 5-year capital improvement program.

The closure is taking place between April 2 and 14.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports:

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