Rt. 39 improvement delayed again

The Route 39 bus improvement project remains to be finished, as the last part—the “bump-out” curb extension at the Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue stop—was delayed again last month, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo.

The “bump-out” curb extension was also delayed last fall.

“The contractor, LM Heavy Civil Construction of Quincy, tells us they continue to coordinate with both Boston Water and Sewer Commission on the fire hydrant relocation and Boston Street Lighting on the conduit relocation work,” said Pesaturo in an email to the Gazette.

He said the contractor has told the MBTA that crews will be on site May 21, after the Gazette deadline, and will complete the work early next month.

The route, which runs between Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain and Back Bay Station, underwent several changes, including the consolidation of some stops and improved amenities like new shelters and benches and “bump-out” curb extensions. The project is meant to speed service and improve accessibility.

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