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McGrath Boulevard LogoMassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders.

The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard Project.

The initial working group session will be held as follows:

Wednesday, November 19, 6:00PM – 8:00PM, Bunker Hill Holiday Inn, 30 Washington Street, Somerville

In 2011, MassDOT launched a planning process known as “Grounding McGrath” to determine the future of this section of the Route 28 corridor and particularly the McCarthy Overpass which was determined to be in poor structural condition and in need of substantial repairs. A report issued in December 2013 recommended that short-term improvements be made to the McCarthy Overpass to keep the structure open to traffic, but that in the long-term the existing viaduct be replaced with a new multimodal boulevard which would not only continue to serve commuter traffic but also provide an east-west connection between the Somerville neighborhoods of Union Square, Inner Belt and Brickbottom.

To learn more about the project, please visit the McGrath Boulevard/McCarthy Overpass website.

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