By Gerry Visconti
As we head into Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial kick-off to summer, the people of Revere are also bracing for the potential of gridlock traffic due to the closure of the Sumner Tunnel. Adding more to those traffic concerns is a recent meeting that occurred in East Boston where local residents were told that all traffic for the Suffolk Downs Summer Concert Series would be diverted to the Revere entrances of Suffolk Downs.
I find this deeply disturbing considering the City Council has had no contact with the leaders of this programming and had to find this out second hand. There continues to be little to no information on the concert series website and we need answers. With the first concerts starting on June 16th, we will be requesting the people at Suffolk Downs present their plans at our next council meeting on June 5th.
The residents of Revere deserve answers and transparency and as an At-Large City Councilor, I will demand them. If this is in fact the traffic plan for this concert series, it needs to change immediately. We’re already forced to endure the traffic caused by the closure of the Sumner Tunnel. The additional burden of traffic from the Summer Concert Series will make this summer unbearable for the residents of Revere.