The Boston Globe is reporting that folks are beginning to have second thoughts about the Mass Pike reconstruction project, that would straighten the turnpike,open up land for development by Harvard, build a new rail stop, and create more parking, biking and pedestrian infrastructure. Apparently, the amount of disruption is a reason to re-think the original proposal. 

“The Turnpike is expected to be reduced to three lanes in each direction during the project. And for up to half of its duration, one of the two tracks of the Framingham/Worcester Line of the MBTA’s commuter rail could be offline, possibly slowing service. To make room for all of the construction while keeping the roads active, a temporary Soldiers Field Road would extend more than 100 feet into the river at some points,”

Both Newton Resident and Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and Ward 2 Councilor and Charles River Watershed Association’s Executive Director have some thoughts on this proposal.

Read more here.


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