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Whittier Bridge, I-93, Newburyport A Public Information Meeting for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project has been set for the following date and location:

Thursday, August 12, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Hilton Senior Center
39 Lafayette Road, Salisbury

The purpose of this meeting is to present the public with an update on the environmental analyses for the highway widening and bridge river crossing alternatives that are being evaluated as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment process. Following the presentation, MassDOT staff will lead a discussion to answer questions and gather public comment on the alternatives. Comments received will be carefully considered as the alternatives evaluation moves forward. 

The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project will replace the Whittier Bridge over the Merrimack River. It is one of the most significant projects to be undertaken by MassDOT as part of Governor Deval Patrick's eight-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program. The completed project will result in four travel lanes, a shoulder adjacent to the high speed travel lane and a breakdown lane in each direction along the length of the project corridor. The project will improve safety and reduce congestion with additional I-95 lane capacity. The project also includes the replacement or reconstruction of four adjacent bridges along I-95 in Amesbury and Newburyport.

If you have questions or would like more information about the project, please contact Mike O’Dowd, MassDOT Project Manager, 617-973-7475. To be added to the project email or US Mail distribution lists, please contact Stephanie Boundy, 617-973-8049, Stephanie.Boundy@state.ma.us.

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