We are pleased to tell you about an important milestone for the Green Line Extension project reached today.
The comment period for the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Green Line Extension project ended on July 23. The Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs received more than 400 comment letters from a wide variety of interested individuals and organizations. You can view the letters here. We are grateful for the continuing public interest and participation in the project, and the many ideas shared by commenters.
The Secretary has accepted the FEIR and issued a Certificate to guide the next phases of the Green Line Extension project. The FEIR Certificate can be viewed here.
We will now initiate Preliminary Engineering and will be working with the public and the corridor municipalities on station design issues in a series of public workshops and other events in the fall. We encourage everyone to attend and participate.
The first meeting of the Green Line Extension Design Working Group will take place:
August 9th, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Tufts University building, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford.
The building, a converted church, can be reached via MBTA bus routes 80, 94 and 96. Parking is available on Boston Avenue, along Capen Street Extension, in the Dowling Parking Garage and surface lots near Miller Hall and Hill Hall (Tufts University buildings). Handicapped parking is available next to the building. The public is welcome to attend the meeting. Public seating will be available on a first-come/first-served basis and public comments will be accepted for a limited time at the end of each meeting.
More information about the Green Line Extension project, including information about upcoming public meetings, can be found at www.mass.gov/greenlineextension. Should you have any questions, please contact Kate Fichter, Project Manager for the Green Line Extension, at email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest and participation.
An update on the field work scheduled for the next two weeks is after the break.
Weeks ending 7/30/10 and 8/6/10:
No field work scheduled.
Weeks ending 7/30/10 and 8/6/10:
Within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line ROW from Medford Street to Cedar Street in Somerville.
Borings within the MBTA Lowell Commuter Rail Line ROW from Cedar Street to Broadway in Somerville.
Boring typically occurs between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM on weekdays.
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