A Noisy Weekend Along Commuter Rail as MBTA Performs Overnight Repairs

Belmont homeowner living close to the MBTA commuter rail tracks expecting to leave their windows open this summer-like weekend, Sept. 27 and 28, may need to reconsider as the T will be performing what it calls “noisy” construction on the Fitchburg Line.

In its effort to make “once-in-a-generation improvements” on the tracks running from Belmont Station and Belmont High School, “substantial construction activity is scheduled between Pearson Road and Brighton Street” that “will be noisy at times and may be disruptive at its peak for neighbors in the area of Pearson Road to Channing Road.”

In addition, some of the work will be occurring during the night and the early morning hours, according to the T.

“This weekend, Sept. 27 and 28 , while most work will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and continue to approximately 10 p.m., it is anticipated that some work at this location will require overnight operations in order to complete track improvements during this weekend’s service outage,” reads a MBTA advisory.

“The night work will begin approximately 2 am Saturday Morning and continue through Sunday evening,” according to the advisory.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this work and may cause. It is critical that these major construction efforts be undertaken over weekends and some nights when the track is taken out of service,” said the message.

Residents with questions about the project can contact the MBTA by email at the MBTA Fitchburg Project FitchburgProject@MBTA.com or by phone at the MBTA Fitchburg Project Hotline at 617-721-7506.

Belmont residents can cross off the MBTA commuter rail line for their weekend transportation options as the T is temporarily suspending Fitchburg Line weekend service through Nov. 16.

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