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Alewife garage in Cambridge reopening following structural repairs

MBTA’s largest garage will remain closed daily from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. for inspections; could close over the weekend

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The MBTA plans to reopen the Alewife garage off the Red Line in Cambridge at 5 a.m. on Monday, August 20.

A chunk of concrete fell on a car on August 8, spurring partial and full closures of the facility—which, with approximately 2,600 spaces, is the largest of its kind in the MBTA system. It will remain closed every day from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. so that inspectors can monitor ongoing structural repair work.

The garage dates from the mid-1980s and services the northwestern terminus of the T’s busiest subway line. Those who park there have complained about deteriorating conditions for a while, and transportation officials had vowed upgrades as part of a general infrastructural improvement push following 2015’s particularly taxing winter.

While the Alewife garage will reopen this workweek, it’s unclear if the MBTA will close it for the weekend. A decision is expected August 20. Stay tuned.