Report Says Improvements Would Be Costly

posted by John Baibak - 

The Massachusetts Department of  Transportation is leaving public comment open until Wednesday on a study  of the Interstate 91 Viaduct in Springfield.  

Among the recommendations  from MassDOT:  significant functional traffic and safety improvements  for the section of highway known as the Longmeadow Curve, which was not  improved with the most recent deck replacement project last year and  this year, and replacing the Agawam rotary and the South End and  Westfield River bridges, at a combined estimated cost of nearly  600-million dollars.  

The report, which is available on mass.gov, also  suggests enhanced connectivity between downtown Springfield and the  Connecticut River.

Although the report concludes that the price tag would be north of 600 million dollars, it does not specify where the money would be coming from.

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