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I-95/Rt. 1 Corridor Study

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this project is to conduct a study that will evaluate and address transportation issues in the I-95 South corridor and the Route 1 corridor through the south central portion of the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization and the northern part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization region, beginning in the Town of Canton and ending in the City of Attleboro. A full range of alternatives, including interchange, highway, and non-highway improvements as well as multimodal options, will be developed and analyzed as the study progresses. A recommended plan of future scheduled transportation improvements (short-term and long-term), based on the alternatives analysis, will be the end product of this project with preliminary cost estimates.

The Office of Transportation Planning (Planning), together with the VHB team, will conduct all activities in coordination with an established Working Group. This Working Group will consist of Planning, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD), and I-95 South Corridor Partnership (I-95 Scope) staff to help guide the study.

A larger Study Advisory Group, to be formed as part of the public participation process, will consist of Planning, the Executive Office of Transportation, MassHighway Districts 4 and 5, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization, Southeastern Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Greater Attleboro Taunton Transit Authority, federal and state agencies, legislators, local elected officials, community members, and interested organizations such as the I-95 Corridor Coalition. Assistance from MassHighway Divisions (Highway Design, Environmental, Traffic Operations, Right-of-Way Bureau, District 4 & 5, etc.), as well as from the I-95 South Corridor Partnership staff will be utilized as availability and resources permit. This study is expected to take 18 months once a contract has been executed.

The VHB team will be directed by Planning in coordination with the Working Group, and VHB