Wednesday, December 7, 7:00–9:00 PM
Amesbury Middle School Performance Center, 220 Main Street, Amesbury
The purpose of this meeting is to present the public with information on the Environmental Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Whittier Bridge project. The Report was prepared as part of a joint federal and state environmental review process. MassDOT staff will answer questions and gather public comment on the environmental document.
The project will replace the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge over the Merrimack River and also includes replacement or reconstruction of four adjacent bridges along I-95 in Amesbury and Newburyport and other highway improvements between Exit 57 and Exit 60. When completed, there will be four travel lanes, a shoulder adjacent to the high speed lane and a breakdown lane in each direction. The project includes the Whittier Trail, the first shared-use path to be constructed along a Massachusetts interstate.
The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project was recently selected by the Obama Administration for expedited permitting and environmental review. It is one of the largest projects undertaken by MassDOT under the Patrick-Murray Administration's Accelerated Bridge Program.
Comments on this document are due by December 23 and should be sent to Pamela S. Stephenson, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, 55 Broadway, 10th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142, Attention Damaris Santiago; and to Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., Secretary, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office, 100 Cambridge Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114, Attention: Purvi Patel; with a copy to Thomas F. Broderick, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, MassDOT Highway Division, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: James Cerbone.
The environmental document is available on the project website at www.mass.gov/massdot/whittierbridge and print copies and/or DVDs may be obtained by contacting James Cerbone at 617-973-7529 or James.Cerbone@state.ma.us. To be added to the project email or US Mail distribution lists, please contact Stephanie Boundy, 617-973-8049, Stephanie.Boundy@state.ma.us.
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