The Town will need to acquire the necessary property rights for the construction, operation and maintenance of the roadway improvements proposed in the Gateway East project. Preliminary Right-of-Way Plans for the project can be seen here.
Update - 9.15.16
Revised 25% Design Plans for the Gateway East project have been submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
It is expected that MassDOT will conduct at 25% Design Public Hearing in the the months ahead.
Update - 5.10.2016:
The Brookline Board of Selectmen voted to authorize town
staff to submit revised 25% design plans to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. It is expected that MassDOT will conduct a 25% Design Public Hearing in summer 2016. There will be more information and public outreach after a date for the hearing is finalized.
See a concept of the revised 25% design that was presented to the Board of Selectmen here.
The Gateway East project has received a Federal Fiscal Year 2017 funding slot on the Boston region MPO's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The MPO is currently in the process of programming the FY 2017-2021 TIP, and it is possible the project may be moved back a year from 2017 to 2018. Project review by MassDOT will again resume once a revised 25% design filing is submitted to MassDOT in early June 2016.
Town/MassDOT Public Meetings:
The Town of Brookline and MassDOT collaborated on a public process to revisit 25% plans in order to explore enhanced bicycle and pedestrian accommodation. You can see a summary of that process here.
Presentations from 12.3.14 Public Meeting