Structural damage closes MBTA Quincy Center garage
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- The MBTA says the Quincy Center Station parking garage will be closed indefinitely beginning Wednesday after inspectors found water damage and patterns of concrete deterioration.
The MBTA says it has accepted a recommendation from structural engineers who inspected the garage and will close it as a matter of public safety.
The 41-year-old garage is the oldest in the MBTA system.
With 450 cars taking up spaces on an average work day, some believe the closure will lead to a commuter crunch when it comes to parking.
“It’s pretty busy. People rely on the parking lot. I’m sure it’s inconvenient for plenty of people. It’s a shame that it’s going to get shut down,” said Phi Hong, a commuter.
The MBTA says the Red Line station below the garage will not be affected.
The MBTA is directing people to three alternative parking garages all within a two-mile radius.