MassDOT Looks to Repurpose Freeway Underpasses

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is seeking ideas for how to create active uses among the often-blighted underbelly of freeway underpasses and other elevated structures.
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"Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation made a request for proposals for their new 'Infra-Space' initiative — a wonky way of saying 'figure out something useful to do with all those sketchy places underneath the highway'" reports Martine Powers.

According to Powers, the RFP follows "the agency’s success repurposing the Interstate 93 overpass that separates the South End from South Boston." There MassDOT developed a parking lot with car-share spots, bike parking, programmed events, and a light installation on the overpass.

Full Story: Mass. seeking new ideas for underutilized overpasses


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