After several years of planning, the ConRAC project construction begins in the fall of 2011. The ConRAC project replaces and improves existing ground transportation uses within the Southwest Service Area (SWSA) at Boston Logan International Airport. The ConRAC will be a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
) certified facility that will reduce ground transportation impacts in the surrounding community. A major component of the project is the construction of the SWSA Buffer with improved pedestrian and bicycle connections as well as landscaping along the Massport property edge. As with all construction projects, there may be periodic inconveniences to surrounding neighbors.
In conjunction with Suffolk Construction Company, Massport project staff has attempted to identify the construction impacts in advance to reduce negative effects on your neighborhood. We regret any inconveniences you may experience, but we are committed to continued communication between neighborhood residents, developers, contractors, and Massport staff as we move through this process.
Thank you in advance for your patience.
Important Contact Information:
1. General questions/concerns: ConRAC Hotline (617) 568-3716
or email to email@example.com
2. Massport Noise Abatement Hotline: (617) 561-3333
3. Office of Government and Community Affairs, Massport: (617) 568-3711
4. For updates and important notices, please bookmark this page (http://www.massport.com/conrac).
The construction of a LEED certified Consolidated Rental Car Facility (ConRAC) in Logan’s Southwest Service Area will reduce ground transportation impacts in the surrounding neighborhood.
The entire project campus will be constructed over the next 2-3 years. The ConRAC is planned to become operational in the fall of 2013.
- September, 2011: ConRAC construction begins
- August, 2013: Preliminary occupancy
- June, 2014: Relocate Taxi & Bus/Limo pool to site
- August/September, 2014: Project final completion
1. The Gate Gourmet (Building 33), 70 Tomahawk Drive, operations have been moved to its new permanent location at the flight kitchen in Massport’s North Service Area. This building will go through a standard abatement program and will be prepared for demolition.
2. The steel for the Customer Service Center is currently being erected (see ConRAC site plan).
CONSTRUCTION WORK HOURS**:
Suffolk Construction Company and their sub-contractors’ regular work schedule will be 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with occasional night and weekend work when necessary. Any necessary weekend work will not begin before 8:00 a.m.
**Construction Work Hours Update:
In an attempt to shorten the duration of the pile driving process, which will lessen the impact to the community, we will now end our work day for pile driving at 6 p.m.
SOUTHWEST SERVICE AREA BUFFER PROGRAM:
A major piece of this project is the construction of the Southwest Service Area Buffer, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2013. This buffer, designed in consultation with the community will consist of:
- Improved function, lighting, and appearance along public ways
- New landscaping along the Massport property edge
- A new passive park along Geneva and Wellington Streets
- New pedestrian and bicycle circulation
- Enhanced pedestrian/bicycle connections to Memorial Park
During construction, Massport’s contractor will minimize negative construction impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. These actions include the following: rodent control, prohibition of unnecessary idling of engines, closed dumpsters, strict adherence to covering all inactive soil stockpiles, watering as necessary for dust control, weekly noise monitoring reports, measuring noise levels of construction equipment to ensure specific regulations are met.
During the construction phase, construction vehicles will remain on airport roadways only. The Maverick Street Gate will remain operational throughout this construction project.
No updates at this time.