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Government Center Station Closing for Two Years

A $90 million renovation project will shut down the station through 2015.

One of Boston’s oldest MBTA stations will shut down for two years to make way for a major renovation project.

Government Center Station is scheduled to close in September 2013 for 24 months while construction is completed on a “$90 million overhaul,” according to Boston.com.

The renovation will include: a new station entrance; renovated Green Line and Blue Line platforms; an overhaul of the electrical system; new elevators, escalators and LED signs; improved lighting; an expanded fare collection area; and reconstrution of some of the surrounding parts of Cambridge Street and City Hall Plaza, according to T officials.

The station will reopen before the project is finished, currently planned for April, May or June 2016, according to Boston.com.

The Green D Line, which has seven stops in Newton, terminates at Government Center along with the Green B (Boston College) Line.

Officials have scheduled a Dec. 12 public meeting to address the closure. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in conference rooms B, C and D, Floor 2, at 100 Cambridge St., the site reports.

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