Re: [LandUseBurlington] FW: (from Ernie Z)
- I think TM should talk about throwing more money into this project to do it right the first time
On Nov 13, 2012, at 8:49 PM, "Sally Willard" <sally@...> wrote:
I’m not sure why this didn’t go to pending. Sorry I missed until now.
All: Paul Raymond tells me that there is an article in the daily local paper that says Burlington that is Gutierrez/ Nordblom has been awarded a grant of $1mm for upgrading the Second Avenue/ south avenue ,Middlesex turnpike intersections. You will recall that Paul and I had some meetings with Nordblom and Gutierrez and Nordblom, and as a result of the feedback we provided at the Land Use meeting and separate discussions initiated the proposal effort. Although this is only half of what was requested I think that we are allowed to pat ourselves on the back at least once, for helping to get some additional State monies to address our infrastructure needs.
There now may be a new obligation for TM to address. Does it make sense to do only half the planned work on those intersections, or does it make sense for TM to provide some funding to get a more complete improvement job? After you have completed the warm fuzzy feeling after your pat on the back, let me know what you think. We are planning to attend the Transportation planning meeting of MAPC this Wednesday and will again bring up the broad based , long term planning study for Middlesex Turnpike. It would be useful to know your thoughts before Wednesday.