Posted by Ethan Britland, Project Manager
Please join us for a Public Information Meeting on the Grounding McGrath: Determining the Future of the Route 28 Corridor Study:
Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Albert F. Argenziano School, 290 Washington Street, Somerville
MassDOT will present draft recommendations from the study, answer questions and welcome comments.
The recommendations are the culmination of a multi-year collaborative planning effort between MassDOT and community stakeholders to determine the future of the Route 28 Corridor. McGrath Highway (Route 28 from Mystic Avenue/I-93 to the Cambridge boundary) is a relic of another time, when 1950’s auto-dominated transportation began to shape our communities.
The Grounding McGrath study has been evaluating the long-term needs of the Route 28 corridor. And significant planning is already underway for economic development in the area adjacent to the corridor, including the MBTA Green Line Extension to Somerville and Medford; the Community Path; the NorthPoint development in Cambridge; and the City of Somerville's planning efforts in Inner Belt, Brickbottom and Union Square. As growth continues, the corridor will play a pivotal role in providing multimodal access for these areas and neighborhoods.
The McCarthy Overpass, the elevated structure that carries Route 28 over Washington Street in Somerville, is currently in need of substantial repairs.
The Grounding McGrath study is also being supported by the work of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Health Impact Assessment Study. This collaborative effort between MassDOT and Public Health is a key outcome of the 2009 transportation reform law and establishment of the Healthy Transportation Compact.
Learn more by visiting the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website.
This is a vital area in the region – robust with economic growth and development and home to a vibrant group of stakeholders. I hope you can join our effort to improve the corridor!
RMV: New Boston Branch Location, Low Number Lottery Drawing posted on Aug 28
MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue announced the annual low number license plate lottery drawing will be held on September 10 at the RMV’s soon-to-open new Boston branch, Haymarket Center at 136 Blackstone Street. “As we move our operations to a new Boston …Continue Reading RMV: New Boston Branch Location, Low Number Lottery Drawing
Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead! posted on Aug 27
MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound. The number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to the New …Continue Reading Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!
Boston: I-90 Construction Update posted on Aug 26
MassDOT contractors in August and September continue the preparation work to improve the median and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge substructure on Interstate 90 in Boston. The left lanes in both Eastbound and Westbound directions on I-90 from west of the Prudential tunnel to the Commonwealth Avenue …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Construction Update