Public comment deadline for Red Line is Monday

The chance to comment on the Red Line is drawing to a close.

Monday, January 28, is the final day to make comments on the Red Line’s Final Economic Impact Statement.

About a week ago, roughly 50 Cantonites turned out to meeting on the Red Line construction. Some learned that day that Boston Street would be closed, possibly for over a year, at the point where the tunnel transitions from underground to above ground, between where Hudson St. and Montford Ave. intersect Boston St.

One option outlined by engineers would close that stretch of Boston St. altogether for the duration of construction, rerouting traffic to Fleet St. and Eastern Ave. The other option would send Boston St. traffic through a temporary road going through the Anchorage Townhomes property, including the parking lot and berm. Members of the Anchorage Homeowners Association objected strongly.

The FEIS is available online at

“It is critical that people send comments on the Red Line by January 28 to be part of the public record,” said Canton resident Nancy Braymer. “Silence is interpreted as approval.”

Braymer said that she felt the project will cause unfair disruption to Canton homeowners and businesses.

“Canton has gotten the real short end of the stick on this proposal,” she said.

by Erik Zygmont

2 Comments on "Public comment deadline for Red Line is Monday"

  1. Gerald Neily January 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm · Reply

    For an in-depth analysis of the Red Line Environmental Impact Statement, see

    Bottom line: The multi-billion dollar Red Line is simply cynically bad transit planning, with over-estimated ridership and under-estimated traffic congestion.

  2. Laura January 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm · Reply

    As a canton resident, I strongly oppose the red line construction. May I suggest additional Circulator routes as an alternative instead?

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