Muddy River Restoration Project Public Meeting

Thursday, November 3rd - 3:30-5:00pm
@ Alumni Room, Wheelock College, 180 The Riverway, Boston [map]

After more than a decade of planning, it is anticipated that construction of the Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration Phase 1 Project will soon be underway. We expect that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will shortly solicit proposals for the construction of the Phase 1 Project, which includes daylighting of the Muddy River in front of the Landmark Center and between Brookline Avenue and Avenue Louis Pasteur so that the river is once again visible in that area, removal of the jughandle road and other roadway changes, and new enhanced wetland plantings along the river’s edge.

Please attend one of the two (2) public meetings to be held by the project proponents to hear the details from the US Army Corps’s Project Manager and its traffic consultant. Send an email to add your name to the MMOC email list to be notified of future meetings and information.

Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration Phase 1 Project
A project being implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Boston and Town of Brookline.

The Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration Project is designed to reduce flood damages, improve water quality and enhance aquatic/riparian habitat within the Muddy River by dredging accumulated sediment, providing flood damage reduction through improvements to restrictive drainage culverts, removing nuisance vegetation, improving fisheries/wildlife habitat and water quality, bank stabilization and promoting and enhancing recreational use of Emerald Necklace parklands.

Phase 1 of the project will include installation of new concrete arch culverts under existing roadways to improve flows during storms, excavation to construct open channel sections of river, and landscaping of new and existing channel sections.

In order to serve both the daytime and nighttime users of the Fenway neighborhood and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, the same presentation will be made twice, once in the afternoon and again in the evening.