It’s a tale as old as time. If it’s raining, or a high tide, or a coastal storm, you avoid Morrissey Boulevard.  Why, you ask.  Because, most likely, it’s flooded. 

This “situation” is part of our reality living in the neighborhood just as much as Kosciuszko Circle – another “situation” that impacts getting around the city.

Back in November, the first meeting of a new Morrissey Boulevard Commission kicked off the process of drafting a plan to renovate the decades-old roadway. Included in this plan is raising Morrisey Blvd’s elevation to avoid future floods and modifying its layout to improve traffic flow for cars, public transit, bikes, and pedestrians. The deadline for the plan is June 1st, 2024.

On Tuesday, January 30th at 6pm, the Morrissey Blvd. Commission will host a second meeting to discuss – in person and online – get all the details and register here. 

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Please be advised that Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt, Chair of the Morrissey Boulevard Commission, has announced the second meeting of the Commission.

Pursuant to §53 of Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2022, the Legislature established the Commission to study and examine the transportation, resiliency, infrastructure and multimodal needs of the regional corridor of Morrissey Boulevard in the City of Boston.

The second meeting of the Commission will be held on January 30, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Integrated Sciences Complex at UMass Boston. Members of the public wishing to view and participate in the meeting remotely via Zoom may do so by registering in advance.

A sign-in sheet at the meeting location will be made available for those persons who wish to address the Commission in-person. Members of the public attending remotely may click on the “raise hand” icon during the public comment period of the meeting, which will signify to the Commission that they wish to be heard virtually. Alternatively, remote attendees may also type their name in the “Q& A” box to be added to the list of speakers. Please note that Zoom Webinar attendees will join in a listen-only mode. They will be automatically muted and will not appear on video for the meeting. When a remote attendee is called on to address the Commission, the meeting organizer will unmute them for the purpose of providing their testimony.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of Commission Members
  3. Presentation on Study
    1. Design Approach
    2. Future Conditions
    3. Alternatives Development
    4. Schedule and Next Steps
  4. Open Floor for Discussion among Commission Members
  5. Public Comment

This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (e.g., interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, live captioning, videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats), as available.

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