Another day of limited parking at Alewife T station after concrete fell on car

Workers at the Alewife parking garage.

Parking will be limited at the Alewife Red Line station for at least another day, the MBTA announced Thursday night.

About 500 spots will be off limits as the T continues to make “spot repairs” to the garage after concrete fell onto a rider’s car from above. No one was injured, officials said. The same number of spots were unavailable Thursday, when the T shuttered the garage’s second floor.

Friday’s work will shift to the third floor, and the concrete repairs could extend into the weekend, MBTA spokeswoman Lisa Battiston said.


“While the location of the spot repairs will shift within the garage, the repair work will continue to require the temporary net reduction of approximately 500 parking spaces,” Battiston said.

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Alewife has about 2,600 total parking spots. It’s the Red Line’s northernmost station and attracts many commuters who drive from the west and park there.

The T on Thursday also issued a $5.7 million contract for more substantive garage repairs. That work will start in September and includes repairing beams, patching concrete, and clearing the garage’s drainage system, Battiston said.

The Alewife garage is slated to become the most expensive in the transit system on Sept. 1, when rates increase from $7 a day to $10, under a new policy to charge more for the busiest parking lots.

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