On Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30PM Mass DOT will be holding a public hearing on the Yankee Doodle Bike Path. This is standard practice for a project like this. It will give the residents the opportunity to ask questions, provide comments, and become acquainted with the proposed design. The proposed route is attached. A few of the highlights from the Mass DOT handout are included below. The full handout is attached here!
Project Schedule: The design plans displayed at this meeting are at the 25% design stage.Comments made at this hearing will be incorporated to the maximum extent feasible. The 75% design will commence following the hearing. The project is currently programmed for CMQ construction funding in FY2023.
Traffic Management: It is the intent of the project that all streets remain open to traffic during construction. However, work performed at intersections may require some lane reductions or temporary lane closures to facilitate the construction process. Driveway access for abutting residences shall be maintained at all times during construction.
Project Construction Cost: The estimated cost of the project is $9.7 million dollars. This project is funded under the Federal Aid Program whereby 80% of the construction cost will be funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and 20% of the construction cost will be funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.