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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Reconstruction of the Long Island Bridge is one step closer to becoming a reality. However, officials in Quincy are still resisting.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issued the city of Boston a key state permit to rebuild the bridge. It is a major step in creating a drug recovery campus on Long Island to help fight the ongoing opioid crisis.
The city of Quincy, however, plans to appeal the permit.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is optimistic that the bridge will be built, but said that communication has been one-sided.
“I think it’s time now to go beyond the bickering back and forth, and let’s have a real serious conversation about the need for this bridge. This bridge is being built to create a recovery campus to save people’s lives,” Walsh said.
Quincy officials are concerned about an increase in traffic congestion and the cost of the project.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports