Revere City Council approves resolution to establish a truck/haul road and green space running parallel to Route 1A
At the Revere City Council meeting on October 24, Mayor Brian Arrigo introduced a resolution to repurpose surplus Commonwealth property that runs parallel to Route 1A. The Commonwealth, through its Department of Transportation (MassDOT), owns vacant property located along 1A that could be used to reduce pollution and traffic, improve public safety and mitigate community impacts given the Revere’s proximity to Logan International Airport.
The resolution calls on the Governor and the Secretary of Transportation of the Commonwealth to request the following: that the vacant land be repurposed, that a haul road extension from the current end of the Coughlin Bypass be constructed to the vicinity of Bell Circle, that a pedestrian walkway and bike path along the waterfront to be created to allow the public to have increased access to the Chelsea Creek waterfront and that barriers and sea walls be constructed to protect Revere against rising sea levels.
“I am confident that this project will improve the quality of life for the residents of Revere and for those passing through,” said Mayor Arrigo. “The airport being so close to Revere means that our residents are disproportionately impacted by traffic, noise, and congestion. Having a haul road will reduce the volume of commercial vehicles on our local roadways. This project will also give our residents even more options to get outside and enjoy our nearby natural resources.”