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Gov’t Center Station Closing for 2 Years

A $90 million renovation project will shut the station down through 2015.

 

One of Boston’s oldest MBTA stations will shut down for two years to make way for a for a major renovation project.

Government Center Station is scheduled to close September 2013 for 24 months while construction is completed on a “$90 million overhaul,” according to Boston.com Thursday.

The site reports the renovation will include: a new station entrance, renovated Green Line and Blue Line platforms; an overhaul of the electrical system; new elevators, escalators, LED signs, improved lighting and an expanded fare collection area; and reconstructing some of the surrounding parts of Cambridge Street and City Hall Plaza, according to T officials.

The station will reopen before the project is finished, currently planned for April, May or June 2016, according to Boston.com.

Officials have scheduled a Dec. 12 public meeting to address the closure from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in conference rooms B, C and D, Floor 2,  at 100 Cambridge St., the site reports.

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