MassDOT Allston Multimodal Project Update Meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation invites you to a Public Information Meeting for the Allston Multimodal Project.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide additional information to help inform public input on the choice of a Preferred Alternative from among the three Throat Options. The “throat” is the area of the Charles River waterfront where I-90, Soldiers Field Road, the Grand Junction Line tracks, the Paul Dudley White pedestrian and bicycle path, and two Worcester Mainline commuter rail tracks squeeze through a choke point that is approximately 204 feet wide at its narrowest point. MassDOT has formally requested the substitution of a Modified All At-Grade option in place of the at-grade throat option presented in the Scoping Summary Report, one based on extensive discussions with the City of Boston and A Better City .The Modified All At-Grade Option contains a wider version of the Paul Dudley White Path on a boardwalk, as well as a wider “living shoreline” at the edge of the Charles River. The MassDOT project team will present a new alternative analysis matrix to the public and will be available to answer questions.

MassDOT is in the process of selecting a preferred alternative, and while not required by the environmental permitting process is seeking public input until the end of the day on October 30 on the choice of a Preferred Alternative from among the three Throat Options, before moving ahead to the selection of a preferred alternative. MassDOT welcomes feedback on how the three throat options compare against both the project purpose and need and the selection criteria presented in the Scoping Summary Report, which can be emailed to: I-90Allston@state.ma.us.  MassDOT will share this feedback with FHWA and the cooperating agencies.

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  • October 20, 2020 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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