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McCourt was recently awarded Best Airport / Transit Project by Engineering News-Record (ENR) New England for its work on the Silver Line Gateway Project. This dedicated bus lane extension of the Silverline was opened to public use on April 21st.

McCourt was recently awarded the Project of the Year award for the CMAA Infrastructure Project of the Year under $50M for the Massport Runway 4R-22L and Approach Light Pier Replacement Project.

The award is a great honor and speaks to the project teams hard work on a very difficult and technically challenging job.

 

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In advance of the construction of the Green Line Extension, McCourt Construction crews are removing track, installing sub drains, grading for new track bed and installing new tracks in Somerville, MA.

 

McCourt Construction is responsible for grading the project area and installing ballast mats next to the existing track for the new MBTA track.  McCourt Construction is also installing a 4” x 14-way electrical duct bank, drainage pipe, as well as drain manholes next to the track.

 

McCourt Construction has been awarded the job of constructing the new Blue Hill Avenue Commuter Rail Station, on the existing Fairmount Commuter Rail line. This new station will be located in the heart of Mattapan, between Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway. The station is strictly pedestrian accessible, and is comprised of two elevated walkway ramps descending from either Blue Hill Ave bridge, or Cummins Highway bridge, down onto a new high-level, 768 ft., precast concrete platform.

This project consisted of the renovation of the existing sidewalk pavers for Liberty Mutual Insurance along St. James Ave., Berkeley St., and Stuart St. entrances. McCourt Construction began the work with the demolition of the existing pavers and concrete slab underneath the sidewalk. After the demolition, the site was fine graded and compacted, and gravel was placed in preparation for the concrete pour. Granite pavers were installed by United Stone & Site with McCourt support. Additional improvements included tree grate replacement and meter post installation.

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McCourt’s project to rehabilitate runway 4R-22L and reconstruct the light pier at this runway is in its final stages. The runway was reopened on schedule and the light pier construction is proceeding apace – all drilled shafts have been completed and pier cap & deck planks are being installed. The completion of the pier is set for the end of August.

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McCourt Construction along with our joint venture partner Skanska USA Civil is moving into the final stages of the largest of the toll demolition contracts which facilitates the all new electronic tolling system along I-90. Demolition of the toll booths, tunnels and buildings at Exits 9, 10, 10A, 11, 11A, 12 and 13 have been completed. We are currently reconfiguring the ramps which includes drainage, electrical, roadway lighting and roadway treatment work. Scheduled completion of all work is by the end of October 2017.

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The Runway Status Lights Project just broke ground with in the last week. The new shelter foundation location is being excavated and prepped for concrete work. The horizontal directional drilling has started at night with successful, crossings under Taxiway Kilo for the GilaDuct conduit. Once the conduit gets installed, McCourt will then excavate and backfill conduit trenches along the runways.2

The fence at Eversource’s Substation 447 in Walpole is being erected! After several redesigns, the project has gotten some steam. Eighty-five percent of the fence foundations have been finished while the rest are being formed. McCourt has been erecting the fence with a pace that is better than anyone expected. Once the project is complete, it will be one of two substations in the state with this new fencing system.

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Construction continues on the extension of the Silverline Busway in Chelsea. Crews are busy placing the 1500 CY of concrete roadway pavement. Bus station work is progressing with glass shelters and light installation. Final curb and paving work will continue into August 2017.

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McCourt Construction would like to express its happiness at Ron Amidon’s appointment as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game.

 

Ron has been a key member of McCourt’s team over the past four years as a superintendent and mentor. His contributions over the past forty years to construction industry have been significant and will leave a big void to fill.  Those at McCourt that had the opportunity to work with Ron could not help but be aware of how passionate he is about fishing, hunting, and the preservation and maintenance of natural resources. We cannot imagine a better person for this position for the state of Massachusetts. We are confident that Ron’s leadership, knowledge, and dedication will greatly contribute to the success of the Department of Fish and Game.

 

Please join us in wishing Ron the best in his new career and adventure.

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McCourt’s on-going work at the Canal St. project has featured the placement of light weight foam concrete.

This material is being used in place of regular soils in areas that could not support the weight of typical gravel, dense grade, and other subsurface materials. This specialized work will allow McCourt to continue full depth roadway reconstruction on Canal St.