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The Massachusetts Department of TransportationInvites you to aPublic Information Meetingfor theLongfellow Bridge Rehabilitation ProjectMonday, April 11, 20116:30‐8:30 PMShriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium51 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shriners Hospital Auditorium is accessible.