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I495 route 9 sac meeting 1 9 8-11

  1. 1. Interstate 495 & Route 9 InterchangeImprovement StudyStudy Advisory GroupMeeting #1September 9, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Team Introduction
  3. 3. Study Advisory Group
  4. 4. Study Area
  5. 5. Goals and Objectives
  6. 6. Evaluation Criteria
  7. 7. Public Involvement Plan
  8. 8. Project Approach
  9. 9. Next Steps</li></li></ul><li>Project Team<br /><ul><li>MassDOT PM – CalliCenizal
  10. 10. Consultant PM – Joanne Haracz, AECOM
  11. 11. Traffic/Transportation – Jeff Maxtutis, AECOM
  12. 12. Highway Design – Nick Rubino, AECOM
  13. 13. Land Use/Environment – Dave Derrig, AECOM
  14. 14. Economic Analysis – Frank Mahady, FXM Associates
  15. 15. Public Involvement – Bill Schwartz, The Collaborative </li></li></ul><li>Key Issues for Continued Growth in the I-495/MetroWest Area <br /><ul><li> 6 million sf of office/ industrial uses
  16. 16. Regional employment center
  17. 17. Potential 21% increase in jobs by 2030
  18. 18. 100,000 vpd on I-495 and I-90
  19. 19. 50,000 vpd on Route 9
  20. 20. Traffic congestion and safety issues</li></li></ul><li>Study Advisory Group<br /><ul><li>Forum for information sharing
  21. 21. SAG brings valuable local knowledge, experience, and perspective
  22. 22. SAG concurrence with study components</li></li></ul><li>SAG Confirm Task 1 Elements<br /><ul><li>Study Area
  23. 23. Goals and Objectives
  24. 24. Evaluation Criteria</li></li></ul><li>Define Study Area<br /><ul><li>I-495/Rt.9 I/C
  25. 25. I-495/I-90 I/C
  26. 26. I-495 Mainline
  27. 27. Rt. 9 Mainline</li></li></ul><li>Project Goals & Objectives<br /><ul><li> Develop Viable Transportation Improvements that:
  28. 28. Reduce traffic congestion
  29. 29. Improve highway safety
  30. 30. Enhance mobility
  31. 31. Support economic development and Smart Growth </li></li></ul><li>Evaluation Criteria<br /><ul><li>Mobility
  32. 32. Safety
  33. 33. Environmental Effects
  34. 34. Land Use
  35. 35. Economic Development
  36. 36. Community Effects
  37. 37. Cost </li></li></ul><li>Public Involvement Plan<br /><ul><li> Recognizing and maintaining stakeholder roles
  38. 38. Study Advisory Group
  39. 39. Outside Stakeholders
  40. 40. General Public
  41. 41. Coordination
  42. 42. MassDOT
  43. 43. CMRPC, MAPC
  44. 44. WRTA, MWRTA
  45. 45. Municipalities
  46. 46. 495 MetroWestPartnership
  47. 47. Maintaining Communications
  48. 48. Meetings at project milestones
  49. 49. Frequent and ongoing project updates
  50. 50. Project Website Add WEBSITE</li></li></ul><li>Schedule and Meetings<br />TASK<br />Study Area<br />Existing Conditions & Issues Evaluation<br />Alternatives Development<br />Alternatives Analysis<br />Recommendations<br />Final Report<br />MEETING DATE<br /> September 2011<br /> December 2011<br /> February 2012<br /> June 2012<br /> September 2012<br /> December 2012<br />
  51. 51. Project Approach<br /><ul><li> Build on prior framework
  52. 52. Engage key stakeholders
  53. 53. Confirm existing conditions
  54. 54. Develop and evaluate</li></ul> alternatives<br /><ul><li> Determine feasible solutions
  55. 55. Develop a viable strategy </li></li></ul><li>Task 2 – Existing/Future Conditions & Issues<br /><ul><li>Traffic/Roadway
  56. 56. Transit
  57. 57. Environmental
  58. 58. Land Use/Demographics/Economics</li></li></ul><li>Traffic/Roadway <br /><ul><li> Evaluate Traffic Conditions
  59. 59. 2011 Traffic Counts
  60. 60. 2035 CTPS Projections
  61. 61. Accident Data
  62. 62. Toll Plaza Operations
  63. 63. Simulation Model
  64. 64. Evaluate Roadway & Bridge Geometry
  65. 65. Design Speeds
  66. 66. Ramp Layouts
  67. 67. ROW Width
  68. 68. Profile
  69. 69. Bridge Pier Layout
  70. 70. RR Crossings
  71. 71. Identify Deficiencies
  72. 72. Develop Alternatives
  73. 73. Evaluate Alternatives
  74. 74. Present Findings</li></li></ul><li>Existing Traffic Issues<br /><ul><li> Existing traffic volumes
  75. 75. I-495 100,000 ADT
  76. 76. I-90 100,000 ADT
  77. 77. Rt. 9 average 50,000 ADT
  78. 78. Mainline and ramp deficiencies</li></li></ul><li>Accident Summary (2007-2009)<br /><ul><li> I-495 off-ramps to I-90 – highest crash locations
  79. 79. I-495 SB to Rt. 9 WB – high crash location
  80. 80. Rear-end collisions predominant
  81. 81. Rt. 9 EB & Crystal Pond Road- sight distance issue</li></li></ul><li>2035 No-Build<br />
  82. 82. Land Use & Environmental Constraints<br /><ul><li> Environmental
  83. 83. Cedar Swamp ACEC
  84. 84. Wetlands & Habitats
  85. 85. Sudbury River Flood Plain
  86. 86. Sudbury River Watershed Organization
  87. 87. Land Use
  88. 88. Article 97 Land
  89. 89. Toll operation needs
  90. 90. Abutting properties
  91. 91. Other
  92. 92. 3 Municipalities & 2 MPOs
  93. 93. Cell Tower in median</li></li></ul><li>2035 Land Use <br /><ul><li>I-495 Corridor/MetroWest Development Compact: Land Use Study
  94. 94. Scenario 1 – Extended Trends Land Use
  95. 95. Scenario 2 – Revised with Regional Priorities
  96. 96. CTPS to provide travel model results
  97. 97. Results will be used for consistency and used for traffic analysis</li></li></ul><li>Commuting Patterns<br /><ul><li>Westborough employees
  98. 98. Commute mostly from Worcester and within town (green)
  99. 99. “Reverse Commute” from east (red) relatively small</li></ul>Source: 2000 Census Journey to Work <br />
  100. 100. Commuting Patterns <br /><ul><li>Southborough employees
  101. 101. Commute mostly from Worcester and within town (green)
  102. 102. “Reverse Commute” from east (red) </li></ul>Source: 2000 Census Journey to Work <br />
  103. 103. Transit <br />Level 1 text 24pt Arial<br />Level 2 bullet 20pt Arial<br />Level 1 text 24pt Arial <br />Level 2 bullet 20pt Arial<br /><ul><li> MBTA Commuter Rail
  104. 104. Southborough Station
  105. 105. Westborough Station
  106. 106. Bus Service
  107. 107. Boundary of WRTA and MWRTA
  108. 108. Two MWRTA fixed routes (7&7C)</li></ul>near study area <br /><ul><li>495 TMA and Paratransit
  109. 109. Issues
  110. 110. Rail Station Connectivity
  111. 111. Bus Route Coverage
  112. 112. Interoperability</li></ul>Rt. 9<br />I-495<br />I-90<br />
  113. 113. Task 3 – Alternatives Development<br /><ul><li> Develop Long-, Mid-, and Short-term Alternatives
  114. 114. Review Feasibility
  115. 115. Geometrics
  116. 116. Right-of-Way
  117. 117. Environmental and Cultural
  118. 118. Bridge Impacts
  119. 119. Cross-sections
  120. 120. Preliminary Cost Estimates
  121. 121. Preliminary Cost Estimates</li></li></ul><li>Task 3 – Types of Alternatives<br /><ul><li> Transportation investment to attract and retain business
  122. 122. Short/Mid-term
  123. 123. Signage/Wayfinding
  124. 124. ITS/Smart Zones
  125. 125. TDM
  126. 126. Pedestrian/bicycle safety mobility
  127. 127. Access management on Route 9
  128. 128. Transit enhancements
  129. 129. Toll plaza operational improvements
  130. 130. Long-term
  131. 131. Highway infrastructure improvements</li></li></ul><li>Task 4 – Alternatives Analysis<br /><ul><li>Mobility
  132. 132. Safety
  133. 133. Environmental Effects
  134. 134. Land Use and Economic Development
  135. 135. Community Effects/Environmental Justice
  136. 136. Costs</li></li></ul><li>Task 4 – Alternatives Concept<br /><ul><li>Collector-Distributor Road
  137. 137. Maintain existing outside edge of pavement
  138. 138. Widen to median
  139. 139. Minimize impacts to existing ramps
  140. 140. Remaining median for storm water control</li></li></ul><li>Task 4 – Alternatives Concept<br />CD Road Alternative<br />Existing I-495<br />
  141. 141. Task 4 – Alternatives Concept<br />Existing I-495<br />CD Road Alternative<br />
  142. 142. Task – 4 Alternatives Concept<br /><ul><li> CD Road – Short Option
  143. 143. Focused on Route 9
  144. 144. 1.25 miles long
  145. 145. CD Road – Long Option
  146. 146. Extends to south of I-90
  147. 147. 2.75 miles long</li></li></ul><li>Task 5 – Recommendations<br /><ul><li> Recommended Alternatives
  148. 148. Phased Implementation
  149. 149. Prioritization
  150. 150. Conceptual Plans
  151. 151. Costs
  152. 152. Right-of-way
  153. 153. Schedule
  154. 154. Permitting</li></li></ul><li>Task 6 – Final Report<br /><ul><li> Contains report sections of Tasks 1-5
  155. 155. Comments on Drafts incorporated into Final</li></li></ul><li>Next Steps<br /><ul><li> Confirm Task 1
  156. 156. Goals & Objectives
  157. 157. Study Area
  158. 158. Evaluation Criteria
  159. 159. Data Collection
  160. 160. Existing Conditions Summary
  161. 161. Next SAG Meeting</li></li></ul><li>Discussion<br />
  162. 162. Traffic and Concepts – Alternatives<br />Limits of CD Road at I-90 Ramp<br />Existing Bridge Piers<br />
  163. 163. Traffic and Concepts – Alternatives<br />Limits of CD Road at Fruit Street Bridge<br />Existing Bridge Piers<br />
  164. 164. Task 3 – I-495/I-90 Interchange<br /><ul><li>Weaving/queuing
  165. 165. Limited footprint
  166. 166. Constraints to expansion
  167. 167. Toll plaza strategies
  168. 168. Lane Assignments
  169. 169. Signage
  170. 170. Increase Fast Lane Usage</li>

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