MassDOT has scheduled public hearings for the River Street and Western Avenue Bridge projects over the Charles River and Soldiers Field Road in Boston-Cambridge. The dates and locations are as follows:
Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm, Morse Elementary School, 40 Granite Street, Cambridge
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 pm, Honan-Allston Branch Library, 300 North Harvard Street, Allston
The purpose of the hearings is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed rehabilitation of the River Street and Western Avenue Bridges over the Charles River and Soldiers Field Rd. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.
The projects will repair the River Street and Western Avenue Bridges over the Charles River and Soldiers Field Road to maintain their structural integrity, preserve historical elements, and better meet the needs of all users including motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and recreational boaters.
The Patrick-Murray Administration's Accelerated Bridge Program is investing more than $400 million to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridges along the Charles River. Charles River Basin Projects include the Craigie Dam Bridge and Craigie Drawbridge, the Longfellow Bridge, the Boston University Bridge, Western Avenue Bridge, River Street Bridge and the Anderson Memorial Bridge, and Magazine Street Pedestrian Bridge.