Cambridge

136 posts

Public Info Meetings on Longfellow Bridge Rehab Project

longfellow-original_originalThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)  will hold meetings in Cambridge and Boston next week to give an update on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Staff from MassDOT and the design/build contractor White-Skanska-Consigli JV will present a status on the current phase of construction as well as discuss the next stage of construction, which is projected to start in late July 2016.

The meeting in Cambridge is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 between 6pm-8pm at the Multicultural Arts Center on 41 Second Street. For those unable to make that date, a similar presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 between 6pm-8pm at the Shriners Hospital for Children Auditorium at 51 Blossom Street in Boston.

For any questions about this meeting or the project, please feel free to contact my office by calling 617-722-2380 or by emailing timothy.toomey@mahouse.gov.

GLX Legislators Push Back Against Public Meeting Cancellation

I was very concerned to learn last night that MassDOT plans to cancel its final public meeting on the Green Line Extension design review, which was originally planned for the evening of May 5th. Given the importance of this project to the Somerville, Cambridge, and Medford communities, I oppose this decision, which will eliminate a key opportunity for the public to be involved in the GLX design review process. Below is a letter that members of the GLX delegation sent to Secretary Pollack this afternoon.

20160428_GLX_Public_Meeting_Letter

Construction Advisory: Overnight Closure of Land Blvd/Memorial Dr on April 21

longfellow-original_originalLand Boulevard/Memorial Drive near Longfellow Bridge will be closed from 11pm on Thursday, April 21 to 5am on Friday, April 22 for construction related to the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation project. Signage will be in place to indicate approved detour routes, which you can also check out here courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT):

Detours for bicyclists and pedestrians:

MemorialWB_DetoursMap_BikePed copy

Detours for vehicles from Memorial Drive/Land Boulevard westbound destined for Memorial Drive westbound and Kendall Square:

MemorialWB_DetoursMap_Vehicles copy

For questions or to report issues related to construction, please call the project hotline at 617-519-9892 or email longfellowbridge@state.ma.us.