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Rte. 128 plan raises questions

The last phase of the state’s $483 million expansion of Route 128 stretches more than 3 miles between Needham and Wellesley. But it’s a short segment at the tail end of this Add-a-Lane project — less than a third of a mile — that is drawing fire from nearby residents and Newton city officials.

Nearly 60 residents packed a meeting last week to hear Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials and the agency’s engineering consultants explain why they are drastically changing the intersection of Route 128 and Route 9 in Wellesley at the Newton border.

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