Downtown Brockton excavation causes collapse of wall protecting tracks

Downtown Brockton excavation causes collapse of wall protecting tracks

Marc Larocque | The Enterprise

A retaining wall that protects the commuter rail track around the downtown Brockton MBTA station was damaged by an excavator hired by a neighboring business to expand its parking lot, according to the city building inspector and state officials.

On Friday, an MBTA-hired contractor was replacing soil that was removed from the wall protecting the train tracks next to Avon Auto Brokers 2, said a spokesperson for the state transportation agency. The soil was removed last week by a contractor for the auto business located at 8 Montello St., next to the downtown Brockton commuter rail station, said MBTA spokesperson Joseph Pesaturo…(Read the full story)

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