Mass. plans $1B makeover of turn­pike in Bos­ton

Pawtucket Times - - RELIGION/OBITUARIES -

BOS­TON (AP) — State trans­porta­tion of­fi­cials are eye­ing a ma­jor re­con­struc­tion of a por­tion of the Mas­sachusetts Turn­pike in Bos­ton.

The es­ti­mated $1.1 bil­lion project would re­place an ag­ing viaduct and put a now-el­e­vated sec­tion of the high­way at ground level. At the same time, the plan calls for a por­tion of Sol­diers Field Road that is now at ground level would flow over the turn­pike on a new viaduct.

The Bos­ton Globe reports the plan would al­low for a new train sta­tion and de­vel­op­ment of land owned by Har­vard Uni­ver­sity in the All­ston-Brighton neigh­bor­hood. Of­fi­cials say it could also cre­ate more green space along the Charles River and give bi­cy­clists and pedestri- ans more room.

Con­struc­tion isn’t ex­pected for at least sev­eral more years, but it will al­most cer­tain cause ma­jor traf­fic dis­rup­tions.

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