MassDOT Public Meeting for Magazine Street Pedestrian Bridge

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the construction plans and anticipated traffic and pedestrian impacts for the Magazine Beach Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Project. Following the presentation, MassDOT staff will lead a discussion to answer questions. Meeting time and location is as follows:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Morse Elementary School
40 Granite Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

As part of Patrick-Murray Administration’s $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program, aimed at quickly repairing the Commonwealth’s most neglected bridges, MassDOT recently awarded a contract to S & R Corporation of Lowell for the replacement of the Magazine Beach Pedestrian Bridge. This project consists of the demolition and replacement of the existing pedestrian bridge over Memorial Drive. The new structure will have ADA compliant ramps and code compliant handrails. The project also includes the installation an over height detection system and temporary signals as well as site restoration.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT, is the unified transportation organization serving the residents and visitors of Massachusetts with a focus on public safety, customer service and efficiency. MassDOT is governed by a five member board, managed by a Secretary/CEO, and includes four divisions: Highway, Rail & Transit, Registry of Motor Vehicles, and Aeronautics. MassDOT was created on November 1, 2009, the result of a historic transportation reform law signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick in June 2009.
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