The state Department of Transportation yesterday released a five-year capital plan that calls for spending $240 million on the interchange between Rte. 128, um, I-93 and I-95. The state says this:
Facilitates private sector investment in the University Station development in the town of Westwood.
The interchange is currently half of a cloverleaf - the other half was laid out but never built after the state canceled the proposed Southwest Expressway from 128 to the equally cancelled I-695 "Inner Loop" that started where Melnea Cass Boulevard is today.
Other proposals in the plan: Spend $1.3 billion to finish the damn Green Line Extension to Medford already, Pony up $835 million to start to buy new Red and Orange Line cars and improve tracks and signals, spend $252 million to buy new single-car diesel trains for the Fairmount Line and to extend the Silver Line to Chelsea and pay out $161 million for re-aligning the turnpike at the Allston/Cambridge tolls.
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