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For Immediate Release: 10/07/2016
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Sumner Tunnel Entrance Reconstruction And Toll Plaza Demolition Project Public Information Meeting

Boston – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin All Electronic Tolling (AET) in the Sumner Tunnel effective October 28, 2016. In preparation for the transition, MassDOT will host a public meeting in East Boston on Monday, October 17, to provide information about the proposed design of the tunnel entrance and toll booth elimination which will begin at a later date.

Within the project overview, MassDOT will discuss the design and construction process including: timeline of the toll booth demolition process, the alternatives analysis for the design of the Sumner Tunnel entrance, and construction impacts such as traffic and noise, material disposition and other project related issues. This meeting will ensure that users of the Sumner Tunnel and neighboring communities are fully informed about the project and design and construction process to minimize any public inconvenience.   

If you are unable to attend a meeting, a copy of the presentation will be available at https://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/TollInformation/AllElectronicTolling.

Public comments and questions may also be submitted by email to AETinfo@dot.state.ma.us.


Who: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation

What: Sumner Tunnel Entrance Reconstruction and Toll Plaza Demolition Project Public Information Meeting

When: Monday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: East Boston High School Auditorium, 86 White Street, East Boston

 

Locations are 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 Jim Kersten by phone (857) 368-9041 or by email (james.a.kersten@state.ma.us).  Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting. For more difficult to arrange services including sign language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting. 

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