Boston –The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin the demolition of all existing toll plazas on October 28, 2016 as part of the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) along the Massachusetts Turnpike. MassDOT is holding four public meetings to provide information about what to expect as the toll booths are eliminated. Within the project overview, MassDOT will discuss: demolition process, timeline, hours of construction operations, traffic and noise impacts, material disposition and other project related issues. These meetings will ensure that users of the Massachusetts Turnpike and neighboring communities are fully informed about the construction process to minimize any public inconvenience.
All meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and are scheduled as follows:
• Tuesday, October 11th – Lenox
District 1 Highway Office, 270 Main Street
Plaza Focus: West Stockbridge and Lee
• Thursday, October 13th – West Springfield
Clarion Conference Center, 1080 Riverdale Street
Plaza Focus: Westfield, Westfield, West Springfield / I-91, Chicopee, Springfield / I-291, Ludlow, Palmer
• Tuesday, October 18th – Westborough
Town Hall, 34 West Main Street
Plaza Focus: Sturbridge / I-84, Worcester/
Auburn/I-290, Worcester/Rt. 146, Worcester/Millbury, Westborough/I-495, Framingham, Natick/Rt. 30
• Wednesday, October 19th – Brighton
WGBH - Yawkey Theater, One Guest Street
Plaza Focus: Weston, Allston/Brighton, Ted Williams Tunnel
If you are unable to attend a meeting, a copy of the presentation will be available at https://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/TollInformation/AllElectronicTolling. Public comments and questions may also be submitted by email AETinfo@dot.state.ma.us.
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 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 Katy Zazzera by phone (857) 368-8986 or by email (Kathryn.Zazzera@dot.state.ma.us). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting. 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.