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Representative Maria Robinson Named to I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Stakeholder Taskforce

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Representative Maria Robinson Named to I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Stakeholder Taskforce

Explore I-90 Viaduct Alternatives, Traffic Mitigation Options, and Preliminary Construction Concepts

May 17, 2019 – (FRAMINGHAM) Representative Maria Robinson was named to the I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Stakeholder Taskforce, where she will join community members, local officials, nonprofit organizations, university representatives, and other members of the legislature to review various issues and provide feedback on the project.

The current viaduct structure carries 150,000 vehicles each day into and out of downtown Boston, with 33,000 daily commuters coming from the Metrowest region. The viaduct is the primary route of vehicular travel from Western and Central Massachusetts into the city. MassDOT annually spends approximately $800,000 to maintain the viaduct in usable condition. The viaduct is currently safe for travel but is nearing the end of its usable lifespan and must be replaced as it is becoming increasingly structurally deficient.

“I'm honored to be named to this task force to represent the Metrowest region,” said Representative Robinson. “I appreciate that MassDOT was responsive to the delegation's request to add members from the affected regions, especially Metrowest, to provide important feedback on how this project will impact our community.”

Meetings for the task force occur monthly. The agenda for the May meeting includes a discussion of environmental permitting, including MEPA/NEPA, 106, 4f, and WPA. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.

The project to demolish and replace the I-90 Viaduct in Boston is currently at a conceptual level of design.


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