Sunday, March 3, 2013
Residents Sallee Lipshutz and Maureen Reilly-Meagher remind residents about a meeting this Wednesday, March 6 to discuss concerns about the I-95 Add-a-Lane project.
Sunday, March 3
To the editor: Don’t let Add-A-Lane become add-a-pain. 1. Three traffic lights stopping traffic on Route 9 at Route 128! 2. Two of the four cloverleaves of this currently functional intersection plucked out! 3. Balking drivers criss-crossing through Newton’s neighborhoods, seeking a faster route, disrupting traffic patterns across the city. The controversy over the Route 9 – Route 128/95 intersection is coming to a head, and it is important for everyone to get educated and involved RIGHT NOW. On March 6 the Public Safety and Transportation Committee of the City of Newton Board of Aldermen is meeting with representatives of the Mass Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Waban resident Sallee Lipshutz reminds residents about a meeting this Thursday, Jan. 31 to discuss concerns about the I-95 Add-a-Lane project.
Monday, January 28
To the Editor: WAKE UP, WABAN! THE TRAFFIC IS COMING, THE TRAFFIC IS COMING! Add-A-Lane is nearly here! The design process of the Mass Department of Transportation is almost 75 percent complete. The Public Safety and Transportation Committee of the City of Newton’s Board of Aldermen has had the item on its agenda eight times already. The time to get educated and involved is NOW! THE MASS DOT IS PROPOSING A PERMANENT CHANGE TO THE INTERSECTION OF RT. 9 AND RT. 128/95 THAT INVOLVES MORPHING THE EXISTING FOUR-LEAF CLOVERLEAF INTO A TWO-LEAF CLOVERLEAF. They want to install two traffic lights at the intersection that will allow eastbound Rt. 9 drivers to turn left onto Rt. 128/95 north and westbound Rt. 9 drivers to turn left onto Rt. 128/95 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Part of the southbound travel lane will be split after Friday, MassDOT says.
Starting Friday night, Jan. 18, the Mass Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is splitting part of I-95 (Route 128) to continue widening bridges across the Charles River. Construction crews will create a traffic split formed along I-95 (Route 128) southbound near the Great Plain Avenue intersection in Needham, according to a press release from MassDOT. Two lanes will shift to the left, two to the right, around areas where construction crews will be working. Some delays are expected between 7 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday, while the lane split is installed. From the release: Traffic heading south on I-95 will be split beginning in the area approaching Great Plain Avenue (Exit 18) with the two left lanes shifting to the east (to …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Residents heard the latest on proposed improvements to I-95/I-93 (Route 128) and related interchanges in Newton/Needham and Wellesley at a meeting on June 11 in Needham.
While the I-95/I-93 Add-a-Lane Project is designed to help alleviate traffic concerns on local roadways and make highway travel safer, several local residents are concerned about how the changes will increase traffic in their neighborhood. The Add-a-Lane Project, which will widen both sides of I-95/I-93 (Route 128) and restore the breakdown lane to its original use, includes roadwork on five bridges in the area and the addition of a new interchange at Kendrick Street. The $127 million Add-a-Lane project that affects Newton/Needham/Wellesley is part of a larger, $300-$400 million rebuilding of I-95. The 14-mile project began down at Route 24 in Randolph and has moved north to finish at the Route 9/I-95 interchange in Wellesley. It was the …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The MassDOT's "Add-a-Lane" project doesn't actually happen in Newton, but will affect traffic and safety in the Garden City. More residents and aldermen are hoping to get the word out.
Although it does not technically run through the Garden City, the Route 128/I-95 "Add-a-Lane" project has caused a bit of a stir in the Newton community. Roughly a dozen residents squeezed into a City Hall meeting room last night to hear more about the MassDOT project. The group shared their concerns about traffic increase on Quinobequin Road and Winchester Street as well as cyclist safety on Highland Avenue (Needham/Newton line). "This is a huge project with several major intersections," Quinobequin Road resident Maureen Meagher said during the Public Safety & Transportation Committee meeting. "I really challenge how many people in the community know about this." The $127 million Add-a-Lane project that affects Newton/Needham/Wellesley …