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Central St./Edgell Rd. Intersection Improvements
The project scope is centered around improving vehicle operations and safety by relieving congestion issues on Central Street and addressing existing sight distance deficiencies. The proposed intersection geometry will consist of an added northbound right-turn lane and a southbound left-turn pocket for the Edgell Road approaches. The new traffic signal will control all traffic movements and include an exclusive pedestrian phase.
BENEFITS & IMPACTS
Based on the proposed geometric changes and results of the capacity analysis, the following benefits and impacts were identified:
- Improved vehicular operation compared to 2028 Future without Mitigation conditions.
- Improved pedestrian mobility and safety by providing ADA/AAB compliant sidewalks along both sides of all roadways, crosswalks across all approaches, and exclusive pedestrian phasing.
- Improved bicycle accommodation with consistent five-foot shoulders through the project area.
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On behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in conjunction with the City of Framingham (the Proponents), we are pleased to submit the Expanded Environmental Notification Form (EENF) and Proposed Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (both linked below) in accordance with 301 CMR 11.06(7)(b) for the Intersection Improvements on Edgell Road at Central Street located in Framingham, MA for review under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).
The proponents are proposing roadway improvements at the intersection of Edgell Road and Central Street (the Project). The Project is centered around improving vehicle operations and safety by relieving congestion issues on Central Street and addressing existing sight distance deficiencies. This includes geometric improvements to the intersection and installation of a traffic signal at the intersection. The Project will also improve pedestrian mobility and safety and provide consistent bike lanes throughout the intersection.
This Project is subject to MEPA review because it exceeds Environmental Notification Form (ENF) review thresholds at 301 CMR 11.03(1)(b)3, for conversion of land held for natural resources purposes in accordance with the Amendments to the Constitution of the Comminated Article 97 and is State Financed. The Project Site is located within one mile of communities that meet Environmental Justice (EJ) criteria. The Proponent respectfully requests that the Secretary allow a Rollover EIR in accordance with 301 CMR 11.06(13). Please download the documents from the links below:
Link to the EENF: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:41920d07-e6fc-3828-86cc-40ba6ab19af1
Link to EIR: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:f98d7681-cb75-33b8-8808-b131e86a195f
In light of the COVID-19 response, the Proponents has submitted this filing electronically per MEPA requirements. For easy reviewing, please download the PDF file and view from your desktop. When open in Adobe Acrobat, use the ‘Bookmarks’ option on the left-hand tool bar to go to specific points of interest in the document.
The MEPA public comment period for the ENF begins with the publication of the notice of availability in the Environmental Monitor on December 7, 2022 and with comments due by December 27, 2022 resulting with a certificate issued on January 6, 2023. Comments can be submitted through MEPA’s Public Comment Portal (https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/EEA/PublicComment/Landing/) or through emailing the MEPA analyst.
Please contact David Velez, at VHB, at (646) 722-9247 or email@example.com if you have any issues accessing this electronic filing. Hard copies can be requested by contacting Jeff Shrimpton, at MassDOT, at (857) 368-8824 or Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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