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Monday, January 11 2016

Talk with MassDOT about MassPike Tolls

Adapted from a MassDOT press release:

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2009, provides in section 173 that the western section of the Massachusetts Turnpike shall be operated and maintained free of tolls when all notes and bonds issued by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) have been paid, which is anticipated to occur in January of 2017, and the turnpike is deemed to be in good condition and repair to the satisfaction of said department.  In preparation for this, the MassDOT Highway Division will host 4 public meetings to present and discuss its Triennial Review (State of Good Repair) report for the turnpike and the report's impact on the status of tolls after January 2017.

The Triennial Review is a mandated report, conducted by an independent team, that reviews the condition of highway assets such as bridges, roadway assets, facilities, and pavement along the Western Massachusetts section of Interstate 90.  MassDOT will solicit input from the public on the Triennial Review, the state of repair of the western section of the turnpike, and other capital needs for this section of highway.  To view the full report, click here.

Meetings will take place on the following schedule:

SPRINGFIELD---January 19th, 6PM, at Springfield City Hall, 36 Court St., Room 220
FRAMINGHAM---January 26th, 6PM at Framingham Town Hall, 475 Union Ave., Blumer Room
LENOX---January 28th, 6:30PM at Highway District 1 Headquarters, 270 Main St.

Locations are accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including, but not limited to, interpreters in American Sign Language (ASL) and languages other than English; open or closed captioning for videos; assistive listening devices; and alternate material formats such as audio tapes, Braille, and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact Donny Dailey by phone (617) 973-7638, or by email. Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART, or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

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