John W. Weeks Footbridge Accessibility Improvements Project Public Meeting

Thursday, May 17th - 6:30-8:00p
@ Harvard Business School, Cumnock Hall, Room 102, 33 Harvard Way, Boston [map]

Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

At the meeting, DCR staff will present a project overview and alternatives for improving accessibility to the John W. Weeks Footbridge over the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge, while maintaining its historic character. The meeting will include an opportunity for public questions and comment and will be followed by two additional public meetings regarding project design and construction plans.

Funding for the project is being provided by the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Accelerated Bridge Program, and Harvard University has partnered with DCR to support the design. Construction is expected to begin in 2013. This project follows an investment by the Commonwealth earlier this year to repair the original balustrade handrails on the Weeks Footbridge and to replace a portion of the navigational lights.

If you have questions about the May 17 public meeting, please email or call 617-626-4974.