The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental Health (MDPH/BEH) released a draft health impact assessment (HIA) of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Grounding McGrath Study for public comment. The 30-day comment period was from April 5, 2013 to May 5, 2013.
The MassDOT Grounding McGrath Study is a transportation planning study to evaluate alternative designs to de-elevate portions of the McGrath Highway in Somerville, Massachusetts. The Grounding McGrath HIA was conducted in tandem with the MassDOT study with the aim to provide supplemental health data to better inform optimal transportation design alternatives.
The Health Impact Assessment of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Grounding McGrath Study: Draft Release for Public Comment may be obtained at the following link:
- Health Impact Assessment of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Grounding McGrath Study (Draft Release for Public Comment) file size 7MB file size 13MB
- Executive Summary
Background information on the MassDOT Grounding McGrath Study and meeting notes and presentations from the planning meetings of the Grounding McGrath Working Group, including updates on the HIA, may be found at the following MassDOT webpage: Grounding McGrath: Determining the Future of the Route 28 Corridor.
The MDPH/BEH met with the Grounding McGrath Working Group on April 4, 2013 to share the findings of the draft Grounding McGrath HIA (For more information, please see meeting notes and presentation).
- Health Impact Assessment Meeting for the Grounding McGrath Study - April 4, 2013
- Presentation of Health Impact Assessment Meeting for the Grounding McGrath Study - April 4, 2013 file size 4MB