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Press Release  DCR Announces the Re-Opening of Agassiz Road in Boston

Road in Fenway Neighborhood to Reopen Friday, February 23; DCR will Conduct a Feasibility Study on the Use and Design of the Road
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Media Contact   for DCR Announces the Re-Opening of Agassiz Road in Boston

Ilyse Wolberg, DCR Deputy Communications Director

Boston — The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today announced that Agassiz Road in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood will reopen to vehicular traffic on Friday, February 23, 2024, at 9 a.m., after a three-year closure.  

The road was closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate work on The Muddy River Restoration Project, a large-scale engineering and historic park restoration effort that was completed earlier this winter. The project addressed long-standing concerns about flood risk, ecosystem degradation, and historic preservation along the historic 3.5-mile urban waterway. 

Over the next year, DCR will be conducting a feasibility study on the use and design of Agassiz Road. The findings will serve as a foundation for recommendations for the future use of the road. The Muddy River Restoration Project was a collaboration between federal, state, and local governments, as well as institutions, organizations and private citizens, for more information please visit the project webpage.   


Media Contact   for DCR Announces the Re-Opening of Agassiz Road in Boston

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