Post Content

Longfellow Bridge 2 MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information meeting on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project for:

Monday, April 11, 2011
6:30-8:30 PM
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium
51 Blossom Street, Boston

The purpose of this meeting is to provide a quarterly project update on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, a signature project of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair deficient bridges. 

MassDOT has undertaken this major project to restore and rehabilitate the historic Longfellow Bridge, which crosses the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston, as one of the Charles River Basin Projects.  Following the presentation, MassDOT staff will lead a discussion to gather public comments and answer questions.

MassDOT worked with the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Task Force in 2010 to ensure stakeholders were given an equal opportunity to comment on the approach and roadway cross-section being evaluated, with particular focus on serving transit, roadway, bicycle and pedestrian needs effectively and safely.  The Task Force concluded by submitting recommendations to MassDOT for consideration during the environmental review and design process.

MassDOT will submit an Environmental Assessment to the Federal Highway Administration this spring as the next step in the environmental review process. The Assessment will analyze project alternatives, including those recommended by the Task Force. Other key environmental reviews underway include Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and review of parkland impacts.

If you have questions or would like more information about the project, please contact Mike O’Dowd, at 617-973-7475. To be added to the project distribution list, please contact Stephanie Boundy, at 617-973-8049 or stephanie.boundy@state.ma.us.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend posted on Aug 28

Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend

As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing the old railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge to be rolled into place Saturday, August 29. The current bridge has low clearance and   …Continue Reading Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend

Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated posted on Aug 27

Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse along with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new $4.3 million Holyoke Train Station on the Knowledge Corridor and restoration of Amtrak Vermonter Line   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated

MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line posted on Aug 26

MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line

Beginning Saturday, August 29th, and continuing on selected weekends through the remainder of the summer, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will   …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line