Department of Conservation and Recreation
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Memorial Drive Phase 3 Public Meeting

Thursday June 30th, 2022 @ 6pm – 7:30pm

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The primary purpose of the Memorial Drive Phase III Project is to provide for pedestrian and bicycle improvements and park land improvement that further enhance the Memorial Drive parkway as a recreational amenity and important bicycle and pedestrian corridor.  Memorial Drive Phase III project limits are from JFK Street (i.e., the Anderson Bridge) to the Eliot Bridge in Cambridge. 

The Project consists of the reconstruction and narrowing of Memorial Drive (i.e., road diet) to have a 26-foot-wide cross section, construction of a new 10-foot-wide multi-use path and a 5-foot-wide aggregate path, two new pedestrian/bike crossings, restored sidewalk on the north side of the Parkway, protection of the London Plane Trees and cultural resource elements, and parkland improvements along the Charles River.  In addition, substantial stormwater system improvements are proposed to improve stormwater quality being discharged into the Charles River.

Topics that will be covered at this public meeting include:

  • Revised 25% Design
  • Alternatives Analysis
  • Gerry’s Landing Road proposed closure & connection to Memorial Drive
  • London Plane Trees/Landscaping
  • Typical Cross Sections of Project
  • Stormwater System
  • Permitting Update & Project Schedule

The public will also be invited to submit comments after the meeting, with a deadline for receipt by DCR of July 21st, 2022. Comments may be submitted online at Please note that public comments submitted to DCR may be posted on the DCR website in their entirety, and no information, including personal information, may be redacted.

If you have agency-related questions or concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR general or project-specific announcements, please email or call 617-626-4973.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need, please include as much detail as you can. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please allow at least two weeks advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted, but we may be unable to fulfill the request. Please send an e-mail to Melixza G. Esenyie, ADA and Diversity Manager at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs at or call 617-872-3270.

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