Post Content

Longfellow_LgMassDOT has scheduled a Public Hearing on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: 

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Boston
       
The public hearing will provide opportunity for public comments on the Environmental Assessment for the proposed Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

The Longfellow Bridge is a signature project of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to replace or rehabilitate structurally-deficient bridges across the Commonwealth.

The Longfellow is one of the most architecturally significant bridges in Massachusetts, completed in 1908 and renamed to honor Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1927.  The bridge joins Cambridge Street in Boston with Main Street in Cambridge and carries the MBTA Red Line and other modes of transportation across the Charles River. The bridge presently carries 28,000 motor vehicles, 90,000 transit users, and significant numbers of pedestrians and bicyclists each day.

The MassDOT Highway Division's Accelerated Bridge Program project will repair structural deficiencies and accommodate public transit, motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian transportation options, while restoring the historic elements of the bridge.  The Environmental Assessment document includes the preferred cross section of the bridge that will carry one lane of traffic outbound and two lanes inbound, with sidewalks and bike lanes on both sides and the MBTA Red Line in the center.

Written views received by MassDOT up to five days prior to the public hearing will be displayed for public inspection. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the meeting begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT project website.

Comments on the Environmental Assessment must be submitted by March 21, 2012. Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Pamela S. Stephenson, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 55 Broadway, 10th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142, Attention: Damaris Santiago with a copy to Thomas F. Broderick, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, MassDOT Highway Division, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Kevin Walsh, Project File No. 604361. Such submissions will also be accepted at the meeting. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback.highway@state.ma.us.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston posted on Feb 9

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston

Today as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” Real Estate Asset Leveraging (REAL) Strategy, Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a joint state and city venture with Veolia North America to explore the strategic redevelopment of the Massachusetts Department   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston

MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket posted on Feb 9

MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket

On selected weekends and nights, MBTA Green Line service will be suspended in both directions between Park and Haymarket stations to allow for platform work as part of the Government Center Station project. The diversion will allow personnel access to the Government Center Green Line   …Continue Reading MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket

MassDOT Prepares for Winter Storm posted on Feb 7

MassDOT Prepares for Winter Storm

  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is preparing for a significant winter storm which is scheduled to arrive in some areas of the state overnight tonight and early Monday morning and which will bring blizzard conditions to areas along the South Shore as well   …Continue Reading MassDOT Prepares for Winter Storm