Longfellow Bridge Information Meeting April 11th

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A public information meeting is being held to inform residents about upcoming work that will be done to restore and renovate the Longfellow Bridge. If you have concerns or questions about how this project will affect your commute, or if you just want to learn more about the plans, please attend!
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Please read the invite below for more information:
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Invites you to a
Public Information Meeting 
for the
Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Monday, April 11, 2011
6:30‐8:30 PM
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium
51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA

The purpose of this meeting is to provide a quarterly project update on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has undertaken this major project to restore and rehabilitate the historic Longfellow Bridge, which crosses the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston. Following the presentation, MassDOT staff will lead a discussion to gather public comments and answer questions.

MassDOT worked with the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Task Force in 2010 to ensure stakeholders were given an equal opportunity to comment on the approach and roadway cross‐section being evaluated, with particular focus on serving transit, roadway, bicycle and pedestrian needs effectively and safely. The Task Force concluded by submitting recommendations to MassDOT for consideration during the environmental review and design process.

The next step in the environmental review process will be for MassDOT to submit an Environmental Assessment (EA) to Federal Highway this spring. The EA will provide an analysis of project alternatives, including those recommended by the Task Force. Other key environmental reviews underway include Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and review of parkland impacts under Section 4(f), with Federal Highway as the lead agency.

If you have questions or would like more information about the project, please contact Mike O’Dowd, MassDOT Project Manager, at 617‐973‐7475. To be added to the project distribution list, please contact Stephanie Boundy, Accelerated Bridge Program Public Outreach Coordinator, at 617‐973‐8049 or stephanie.boundy@state.ma.us. The Shriners Hospital Auditorium is accessible.

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