Selectmen’s vote to advance Mass. Ave. is unanimous

Left to right are Selectmen Joe Curro, Steven Byrne, Dan Dunn, Diane Mahon, and Kevin Greeley, at last night's meeting.

Left to right are Selectmen Joe Curro, Steven Byrne, Dan Dunn, Diane Mahon, and Kevin Greeley, at last night’s meeting.

The Board of Selectmen voted last night to recommend strongly the Mass. Ave. project to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, a recent close nonbinding referendum on the project notwithstanding.

The vote, like all of the Board’s votes on the project since 2012, was unanimous. In her remarks Selectman Diane Mahon, who had dissented in some earlier votes, praised the design as it has evolved over time.

Only one person sought to address the Board about the letter, a supporter making a technical point.

The vote is no suprise given the history of the project, the requirements for state and federal funding, and the many defects of the recent nonbinding referendum.

Update: Here’s the story at YourArlington.com. Further: and at the Globe.

Also: More on the letter, including a link to a scan, here.

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