The MassDOT project will transform the Route 79 corridor from Central Street near Battleship Cove to the Veterans Memorial Bridge by demolishing the four-lane elevated portion of the waterfront highway and creating an urban boulevard.
“There are actually two goals to the project,” said Lenny Velichansky, vice president and project manager of the engineering and design consulting firm, TransSystems. “One is to create land for economic development and the other is to reconnect the neighborhoods to the waterfront.”
In fact, when the project is completed, which is anticipated at the end of 2026, there will be up to 19 acres of land that will be available for commercial redevelopment and green space.
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