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Senate and House Havern Bill 1909
may save the Uplands from ruthless clear cutting
Study bill of hydrology, flooding, traffic, and a dedicated lane will bring careful environmental scrutiny to the severe problems on the northwest corridor.
— added to website May 17, 2006
HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS
It shall be the duty of the committee on Ways and Means to consider all legislation affecting the finances of the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred thereto.
Members appointed to the committee:
St. Fleur of Boston
Vallee of Franklin
Speliotis of Danvers
Hynes of Marshfield
Kennedy of Brockton
Fox of Boston
Connolly of Everett
Kafka of Sharon
Goguen of Fitchburg
Greene of Billerica
Quinn of Dartmouth
Fennell of Lynn
Garry of Dracut
Naughton of Clinton
Creedon of Brockton
Finegold of Andover
Wolf of Cambridge
Malia of Boston
Timilty of Milton
Linsky of Natick
Falzone of Saugus
Gobi of Spencer
Kane of Holyoke
Grant of Beverly
Lantigua of Lawrence
deMacedo of Plymouth
Evangelidis of Holden
Frost of Auburn
Loscocco of Holliston
Polito of Shrewsbury
Webster of Hanson
SENATE, No. 1909
By Mr. Havern, a petition (accompanied by bill,
Senate, No. 1909) of Robert A. Havern, Steven A. Tolman, Alice K. Wolf and Diane Mahon for legislation relative to a study by
the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction. Transportation
In the Year Two Thousand and Five.
AN ACT RELATIVE TO A STUDY BY THE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction shall conduct a comprehensive planning study of the area known as Alewife along and adjacent to State Route 2, from the intersection of State Route 2 and State Route 16 in the City of Cambridge to Park Avenue in the towns of Arlington and Belmont.
This study shall include but not be limited to issues of development, traffic, flood control, hydrology, air quality, pedestrian safety and the addition of a dedicated lane for High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) and buses on State Route 2, to alleviate rush hour traffic delays.
Furthermore, the study shall commence with a study of the area bordered by the Route 2 Eastbound off ramp at Lake Street in the Town of Belmont, formerly the site of MDC Skating Rink, for the purpose of using said site for flood storage and control.
Within thirty (30) days of passage of this act, the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction shall submit a report to the clerks of the House and Senate detailing a plan concerning the implementation of said studies.
SECTION 2. The issuance of state highway access permits shall be prohibited along the sections of State Route 2 from the intersection of State Route 2 and State Route 16 in the City of Cambridge to Park Avenue in the Towns of Arlington and Belmont, until the completion of said studies.