Public Meeting – 12/8/16 @ 6:30PM- Allston I-90, Massachusetts Turnpike Interchange Improvement Project

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

PROJECT FILE NO. 606475

 

A Public Information meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the Allston I-90, Massachusetts Turnpike Interchange Improvement Project in the City of Boston, MA.

WHERE:          The Jackson Mann Community Center Auditorium
                        500 Cambridge Street
                        Allston, Massachusetts, 02134

WHEN:            Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 6:30PM

 

PURPOSE:       The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with progress made over the course of 2016 on concept development for the replacement of the I-90 Allston Interchange.  The meeting will also provide information regarding the next phase of project development.    All views and comments made at the meeting will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.

PROJECT:       The proposed project consists of an Interchange Improvement Project to address the structural and geometric deficiencies of the I-90 Allston Interchange between Cambridge Street and Commonwealth Avenue in the City of Boston. Context Sensitive Design Alternatives will be discussed and developed for further evaluation to ensure the reconstructed interchange and ramp configurations will continue to support the vehicular loading conditions and provide safe and reliable transportation access. The existing viaduct is severely deteriorated and alternatives under consideration for its replacement will provide MassDOT the opportunity to reconfigure the Allston Interchange. This project includes the provision to improve the alignment of I-90 between Cambridge Street and Commonwealth Avenue to fully take advantage of the benefits conferred by All Electronic Tolling (AET).

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the meeting shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above.  Plans will be on display one-half hour before the meeting begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project.  A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Meeting regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, ATTN: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 606475.  Such submissions will also be accepted at the meeting.  Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public meeting transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Meeting. Project inquiries may be emailed to [email protected]

This location is accessible to people with disabilities.  MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of change upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open and closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternative material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.  For accommodations or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857) 368-8580, fax (857) 368-0602, TTD/TTY (857)368-0603 or by email [email protected]. Request should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, request should be made at least ten (10) days before the meeting.

In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway

 

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