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For Immediate Release: 03/27/2013
CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office

MassDOT, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office Public Meeting for the River Street Bridge/Western Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project,

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office

Invite you to a

Project Consultation Session and Public Meeting

for the

River Street Bridge/Western Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM

Honan-Allston Library, Community Room

300 North Harvard Street

Boston, MA  02134

The purpose of this meeting is to present the River Street Bridge and Western Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project, alternatives being evaluated as part of the design process, and information presented within the Environmental Notification Form (ENF).

The ENF was filed with the MEPA on March 15, 2013. Following an introduction by MEPA staff and a project presentation by MassDOT, MEPA staff will lead a discussion to answer questions on the project and to guide public comment on the ENF and environmental impacts of the project. Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments about the ENF and the project in writing to the MEPA Office by April 16, 2013. Copies of the ENF may be obtained on the project website at www.mass.gov/massdot/charlesriverbridges or by contacting Michael Trepanier at Michael.Trepanier@state.ma.us.  Please send copies of comments to MassDOT.

The rehabilitation project described in the ENF is proposed by MassDOT through the Commonwealth’s Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP). The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate the structurally deficient arch and overpass bridges to continue to efficiently and safely meet the needs of the traveling public, while maintaining the structural integrity, rehabilitating their historic and cultural resources, and improving the conditions for all users including motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

This location is accessible to people with disabilities.  MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.  For accommodation or language assistance, please contact Stephanie Boundy at stephanie.boundy@state.ma.us or (857)368-8904.