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Mass. Ave. Corridor Project Public Meeting, Q&A Monday

The East Arlington road project is underway, and construction is expected to run through spring 2016.

Credit: John Waller
Credit: John Waller

The state Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting and Q&A on the Mass. Ave. Corridor Project on Monday, June 16.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday in the Thompson School Gymnatorium, 187 Everett St., Arlington.

At the meeting, MassDOT officials will give an overview of the project and answer questions from the public.

The nearly $7 million Mass. Ave. Corridor Project, which is 80 percent federally funded, 20 percent state, will create two eastbound travel lanes on Mass. Ave. in East Arlington, from Pond Lane to the Cambridge city line, and one westbound lane, among other steps to improve pedestrian safety and beautify the area. Construction is underway and is expected to run through spring 2016.

Millbury-based J.H. Lynch and Sons is the project’s contractor.

MassDOT has hired Nathaniel Cabral-Curtis, of Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, as a community liaison for the project. His contact info is 617-482-7080 ext. 236 and ncabral-curtis@hshassoc.com.

For ongoing alerts, sign up for “East Arlington Mass. Ave. Rebuild” emails on the town’s website. The town also has a specific page for the project.

To request language or access accommodations for the meeting, contact MassDOT’s director of civil rights at 857-368-8580, TDD/TTY 857-368-0603, fax 857-368-0602 or email MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us.

Another Stephen June 15, 2014 at 08:22 PM
anyone know what the percentage of the project price is going for police details?
Mark Kaepplein June 16, 2014 at 01:55 AM
Police details are on top of the contract bid price, probably around $500,000, bringing the total project to $7M.
Zoltan June 16, 2014 at 09:19 AM
Has anyone considered using much less expensive civilian flaggers for this project or would that be a violation of the patrolman's union CBA.
Mark Kaepplein June 16, 2014 at 01:34 PM
There is a "prevailing wage" state law, like a minimum wage law supporting unions (and police flaggers), which makes flaggers cost over $40/hour. A trained police officer doesn't cost that much more than a H.S. drop out, so might as well use someone who can do much more. So, blame the state legislature for catering to special interests and making our roads so expensive per mile.
Wind Dummy 25 July 11, 2014 at 09:27 PM
The usual bag job configured over the centuries. What's fair is in the eye's of the believers or non believers.

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