Letter to Governor Patrick – Mount Auburn Street and Fresh Pond Parkway

Senator Brownsberger and his colleagues representing Watertown, Belmont and Cambridge sent a letter to Governor Deval Patrick, urging him to release funds to study the intersection of Mount Auburn Street and the Fresh Pond Parkway.  This is a major bottleneck for commuters trying to get from Belmont, Watertown and points west to Cambridge, Boston and […]

Congestion near Fresh Pond Parkway

The following statement was released jointly by State Senator Will Brownsberger, State Senator Pat Jehlen, Representative Jon Hecht and Representative Dave Rogers. Update 2/11/2016: Contract Awarded If you commute inbound from Belmont, Watertown or West Cambridge, there is one problem you always have to solve — how to get past the congestion on Fresh Pond […]

Transportation Bond Bill – Local Projects

Last Thursday, March 6th, the Senate passed its version of the Transportation Bond Bill, authorizing $13 billion of capital spending over the next 5 years. The House passed its version on January 29th. Senator Brownsberger in collaboration with House and Senate colleagues secured funding for several projects that will impact residents of Allston, Back Bay, […]

Alewife Morning Commute Gridlock Nightmare

Hi- I drive in to Cambridge/Somerville on Rt 2 every morning, and head east toward Medford on the Alewife Brook Parkway Extension as part of my commute. Every morning I am struck by the sheer rudeness of drivers blocking the box trying to squeeze through the light (and failing) to get towards Alewife Station from […]

Alewife Circle Improvements at Rt. 2 and Rt. 16

Department of Transportation (DOT) officials have updated our office about the ongoing work to improve the Alewife Circle at the intersection of Routes 2 and 16. DOT’s reference number for this project is 605637. DOT is currently performing field testing this week and the agency expects the 75% submittal in March. Specifically, DOT began work […]