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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.

McCourt assisted the MBTA in celebrating the Blue Hill Avenue Station “Ground Breaking” today in Mattapan.  McCourt Construction is the general contractor on this station, the last to be built on the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line.  With extensive community involvement in design and location, this station has been years in the planning stage.  It boasts a location just ¼ mile from Mattapan Square and a travel time to South Station of just 20 minutes, drastically cutting the normal auto commuting time.  Governor Baker and Secretary of Transportation Pollack were just a few of the dignitaries on hand for the celebration.

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McCourt has played an important part in the construction of a new substation for Eversource as noted in a recent Boston Globe article. The new substation, built on a cast-in-place concrete platform, is fifteen feet above the ground. This raised position places the structure out of harms way from storms and surges. In addition to acting as the civil contractor at the substation itself, McCourt was also responsible for constructing the transmission and distribution lines which service the station and the surrounding community.

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McCourt was recently the low bidder for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) Blue Hill commuter rail station to be built on the Fairmount line. Once completed the station is expected to allow riders from Mattapan to reach downtown Boston in twenty (20) minutes.

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McCourt has recently completed paving both base and binder on Canal St. in Salem. This paving will allow the start of granite curb work between Mill St. and Jefferson Ave. Additionally McCourt plans to start construction of a shared use path along MBTA Right of Way in the beginning of December.

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McCourt continues its work at The Alfred Bertulli Park in East Boston Central Square. Currently in progress is the reconstruction of Meridian St, including new curb and sidewalk from Central Square south to Saratoga St as well as work in Bertulli park which includes all new sidewalk and architectural granite walls.

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Both the City of Chelsea and the Chelsea Record have noted that the Washington Avenue Bridge was re-opened to two-way traffic on September 14th, two-hundred and twenty days ahead of schedule. The reconstructed bridge is the first major milestone in the project which is in the process of building a dedicated busway with four (4) stations providing access to several points in Boston including the Seaport district and Logan Airport.

The Boston Business Journal has recently noted that the Whittier Bridge project which McCourt is constructing with its joint venture partner, Walsh Construction, is the eighth largest overall construction project, and is the largest highway project, currently being performed in the state of Massachusetts.

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Eversource Reinforces the Boston Waterfront

Friday, Jun 17, 2016
T&D World Magazine

 

Congratulations to the Station 99  team who have been involved in a major Eversource project in Boston’s Seaport District.

McCourt’s efforts were instrumental in developing this parcel of land from a unused lot to an elevated substation that will be keeping the lights on in South Boston.

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Whittier Bridge Team Achieves Major Milestone

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
The Salem News
By Jim Sullivan

 

Congratulations to the Whittier Bridge team on another major milestone. The travelling public is now using the newly-widened portions of I-95 northbound constructed by McCourt as well as the first of two new bridge spans to replace the existing Whittier Bridge.

Mayor Nicholas Costello, speaking about the bridge, as well as the shared-use pedestrian walkway / bicycle path to be constructed by McCourt, had the following to say: “Everybody that I know thinks it is a beautiful bridge, it is like a work art.” Mayor Costello went on to say “I am also very excited about the walkway that will be on the side of the bridge. That will also be a very positive thing. That is exciting. That should be a very nice thing.”

 

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The Silver Line Project Team celebrates another McCourt groundbreaking! This $35M project will extend the MBTA Silver Line from East Boston into Chelsea – including four new transit stations.

Play Ball! McCourt is wrapping up work on Northeastern University’s brand new baseball grand stand and press box … just in time for baseball season. Good luck Huskies!

McCourt was low bidder on another complicated urban public works project. The $7.5M Central Square project in East Boston promises traffic improvements and beautification to a congested corner of the city.

Thanks to all who assisted in the emergency snow removal work for the MBTA during our historic snowfall last winter. MassDOT thanked McCourt employees with a letter praising their “long hours and demonstrated professionalism … during this difficult time.”