On September 8, the state put out to bid a corridor study for Mount Auburn Street. This is the next step towards improving the permanent traffic snarl at the intersection of Mount Auburn Street and Fresh Pond Parkway. The formal study process won’t start for a couple of months. But it’s not too early to start brainstorming in this space — your comments would be much appreciated.
MassDOT will host a public information meeting about planned improvements at the Route 16/Route 2 interchange. The meeting will be on Tuesday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Café, 60 Acorn Park in Cambridge. Read this post for further information about the meeting.
State Rep. Dave Rogers offers an update at his website. The project went out to bid last year and, after several years of design work, is finally underway. See this thread for more information on traffic in the Fresh Pond/Alewife area.
Prospects for long term improvement at this highly problematic intersection increased with the announcement of a major intersection study.
If you have felt that congestion on Mount Auburn crossing Fresh Pond Parkway has been especially bad over the past few weeks, you are right. Hopefully, this week, things are better and things will improve a bit further by the end of the month for reasons I’ll list in this post. Meanwhile we continue to push for permanent improvements to this intersection.
A description of this project, which MassDOT has finally put out to bid with a deadline of October 28.