After 6 months of feedback from residents, community groups, and transportation advocates, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will provide an update on Tuesday for the Cambridge Street overpass project in Allston.
Tuesday, January 14
Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge Street, Allston
The $10 million replacement of the bridge deck is needed where Cambridge Street crosses over the Mass Pike near Harvard Ave and Linden Street to make the bridge structurally safe. The northern sidewalk of the bridge has been closed for several years and chunks of concrete have fallen from the overpass onto the Mass Pike.
In November, more than 150 people attended a meeting about this project and major improvements to the proposed design made since then include a signalized pedestrian crossing at the top of the Mansfield Street stairs and a cycletrack physically separated from the car traffic. However, cyclist/pedestrian conflicts could be an issue because the proposed design has only one foot of textured concrete dividing the cycletrack and sidewalk.
A 6' high fence in the median between the eastbound and westbound lanes remains in the proposed design, despite an overwhelming public response opposing such a fence.
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