August 1, 2019

CTA In the News: Weymouth Library Steel Going Up

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New Weymouth library on the rise

A steel shell for a new $24 million Tufts Library is on the rise and construction of the two-story building is on schedule, according to Mary Mahoney, a project manager with Hill International.

“Things have been going really well and definitely on schedule,” she said. “We expect steelwork to be done in six to eight weeks.”

Weymouth Public Libraries Director Robert MacLean said the library staff is excited to see the new facility under construction.

“It still feels a little surreal to drive by 46 Broad St and see this new creature emerge from the ground,” he said. “We are lucky to have this project happening right now. Luckily we are on schedule and on budget.”

Hill said the library should be ready to welcome patrons in June 2020.

“We are at a point where we will be able to close the building up in the winter to heat it so that they can do work inside,” she said.

Construction supervisor Roger Boddie said the building would have weatherproof sheeting placed on open areas by the end of December or early January.

“The entire building will be enclosed to hold the heat inside so interior work can be done,” he said.

MacLean said the weather to date has helped construction to proceed on schedule since a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility was held in March.

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