As the initial implementation phase of the Climate Ready Boston initiative, BSC Group designed and is providing construction administration services for the installation of a deployable floodwall barrier at a segment of the East Boston Greenway on behalf of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Working closely with the manufacturers, AquaFence, BSC staff members Dom Rinaldi and Katie Moniz participated in the first test installation of the flood barrier this week. Designed as a removable barrier, this portable structure will be set in place prior to storms when severe coastal flooding is anticipated.
The project is planned in response to the increasing impacts of storm events caused by climate change. In accordance with the City’s near- and long-term action strategies to protect at-risk communities from flooding, this seven-foot flood wall will close off the underpass at Summer Street and will provide immediate protection to critical infrastructure.