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Downtown Framingham Traffic About to Get a Little Worse

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:13 pm on May 16, 2011
Map of Fountain St. bridge replacement work area in Framingham, MA

The Fountain St. bridge is frequently used to avoid Downtown Framingham and navigate to and from the Merloni Baseball Complex, Loring Arena, Keefe Tech, Fountain Street Galleries, (and other businesses located in the former Bancroft Cap factory), and the surrounding area. Map courtesy of Google Map, http://maps.google.com/

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Long recognized as one of the worst things about Downtown Framingham, traffic along the Rt. 126 corridor through the Rt. 135 intersection and rail crossing is about to get even worse -- temporarily.

Construction is slated to begin June 23, 2011 to replace the Fountain St. bridge which some motorists use as an alternate route to avoid the traffic choked Downtown central district.

MassDOT and its contractor estimate the project will take 97 days and, baring any unforeseen circumstances, the projected bridge re-opening date is set for September 27th, (2011).

The $2.3 million dollar state and federally funded project includes ...[read more]


You Move Massachusetts MassDOT Forum

Filed under: Public Meetings by News Staff at 3:41 pm on January 16, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is conducting an on-going program of community forums related to the You Move Massachusetts Civic Engagement Initiative.

There will be a forum in Framingham on Tuesday January 26th: Framingham Town Hall (Blumer Room) from 5:30pm to 6:45pm.

Agenda:

I) MassDOT Overview
II) Commuter Rail Update - Acting MBTA General Manager William Mitchell
III) CSX - MassDOT Rail Agreement - Jamey Tesler, MassDOT
IV) Questions & Feedback

If you have questions, please contact:

John Romano
Municipal Affairs Liaison
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Direct: 617.248.2822 | Mobile 617.438.4301

This meeting should be of interest to rail commuters as well as those hoping for improvements to the downtown grade crossing.


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