It’s election week here in Arlington, and one of the hottest items on Saturday’s ballot is “Question 1” on the Mass. Ave. Corridor Project.
Here is how it will appear on the ballot:
Question 1. This question is not-binding.
Shall the Town have four vehicular travel lanes on Massachusetts Avenue in East Arlington as now practiced?
Consider the comments section below your forum to discuss Question 1 leading up to the vote. We’ll keep this article on the homepage all week.
Also see: “QUESTION 2: Do You Favor the Town’s Current Overnight Parking Ban?”
As quick background, Question 1 was put on the ballot by a citizen petition, which was organized by Eric Berger, a Town Meeting member from Hamilton Road who has vocally opposed the current Mass. Ave. reconstruction plan.
The current plan proposes three lanes on Mass. Ave., two eastbound lanes toward Cambridge and one westbound lane toward Arlington Center, from Pond Lane to the Cambridge city line.
The issue has also become central in the Board of Selectmen’s race, with longtime incumbent Kevin Greeley supporting the current plan and challenger Maria Romano opposing it.
More on Arlington Patch
- VIDEO: Residents Voice Opinions on Mass. Ave. Corridor Project
- Letters to the Editor