THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, July 5, 2019 Page 9 Wayfinding and station improvements coming to Downtown Crossing, State, Haymarket and North Stations T he MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board has awarded a nearly $30 million contract for improvements at four major subway stations. With two subway lines traveling through each of them, Downtown Crossing, State, Haymarket, and North Stations experience the highest passenger volumes of any station in the MBTA’s system. Under a contract with Judlau Contracting, Inc., the work is part of an overall strategy to upgrade station condition and wayfinding elements throughout the MBTA system in order to meet the MBTA’s reliability and modernization needs. Over a 16-month construction period, the station improvement work at Downtown Crossing, State, Haymarket and North Stations will include the replacement of all existing signage and repair work to ceilings, walls and floors. Additionally, the project will include painting interiors, cleaning and refinishing benches, replacing lighting and cleaning in-station artwork. The cleaning and painting enhancements will result in cleaner, brighter stations, creating an improved customer experience. “As part of our sustained efSuffolk Downs send off By Tara Vocino A pproximately 8,000 fans came out on Saturday to cheer on the horses during the Suffolk Downs sendoff over the weekend. Trainer of thoroughbred Monkey’s Medal Michael Gorham, of Delaware, said he grew up at Suffolk Downs and made good memories and friends there. Susan Earley, of Boston, said the trained horses run approximately 1 minute: 12 seconds per mile, or 35 miles per hour. “There’s a lot of history behind the track,” Earley said, who has been attending for 40 years. “It’s a shame.” See photo highlights on page 14. forts to improve the MBTA customer experience, we are launching another round of investment in our stations,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “Alongside massive investments to improve the reliability of MBTA services, we are also making needed improvements to key stations.” Wayfinding improvements include the replacement of existing signage and additional signs at stations where they do not currently exist. This project will bring wayfinding in each of the four stations into compliance with ADA standards, Limited English Proficiency standards and new MBTA Wayfinding Standards and Guidelines, which emphasize overall improvements to accessibility. Replacement of the approximately 40,000 square feet of floor space at North Station will allow for better and safer travel through this major MBTA hub. Under the current project schedule, replacement of the floor space at North Station might affect Orange Line service at that station for up to six weekends. Beyond that, the MBTA is not expecting any additional operational impacts for customers during construction. Friday, July 5 at 9 PM Live Music by TIME & AGAIN GIRLS Saturday, July 6 at 9 PM BILLY PEZZULO Singer/Musician MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

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