Conley Terminal Freight Corridor and Buffer Open Space

In 2014, Massport broke ground on the Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor and Memorial Park at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in South Boston, MA. The project will remove hundreds of container trucks from residential streets each day, and create a 4.2 acre landscaped buffer which will provide the adjacent dense urban neighborhood with a desired public open space amenity. Screening of the expanded container terminal will also be provided by a new sound barrier. The project is being built on brownfields industrial property. Both the freight corridor and memorial park provide mitigation for the expansion of Conley Container Terminal, which is the largest full-service container facility in New England. This paper presents a case study of the planning, land acquisition, permitting, design, and construction of the three distinct, but interrelated elements of this $75 million program for the Port of Boston.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 932-941
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:05PM