FRAMINGHAM – Phase two and three of work is starting on a $2.2 million MWRTA commuter rail parking lot for downtown Framingham.
The project consists of parking lot design and construction of a new commuter lot area and improvements to the existing “Banana Lot” parking area.
The work is taking place at the Park Street/Franklin Street side of the Route 135 commuter rail train station.
The first phase of the project, which has already been completed, included clearing, excavation, pouring of concrete pads, and the installation of a bus stop and train caboose (pictured).
The second phase, which is in progress, includes the design and construction of a new parking lot area located on MBTA property, and the access point crossing the CSX rail line.
The third phase shall include the construction of the parking lot and improvements to the existing “Banana Lot,” including, grading, paving, drainage, pavement markings, and signage, according to Framingham DPW.
The project also includes repaving of the parking lot at the MWRTA facility located at 15 Blandin Avenue.
The total cost of the project is $2.2 million.