Notice: rec'd 8/8/2011 3:40 pm MA Dept. of Transporation Herbicide Application Notice for I-90, Published in the Boston Herald, June 5, 2011
Herbicide Notification Update August 8, 2011
1 ) Do you see any "sensitive area" flags or markers on the MBTA, Railroad, Turnpike or roadways, parkways, sidewalks or trails in Newton or surrounding towns? Please take photos and send them to me. See marker descriptions below.*
2 ) No spray
3 ) I am still trying to find a find out about:
3a) 8 9 2011: According to Linda S. Smith, Environmental Analyst with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division, I-90 has already been sprayed.
MassDOT District 6 - Vegetation Management Plan (2011 - 2015) [PDF]
4) * Marker Descriptions * Different agencies use different systems.
According to the CSX plan:
Sensitive areas, no-spray areas, limited-spray areas, and non-sensitive areas will be marked at their boundaries with permanent color-coded markers by one or any combination of the following:
Sensitive areas and non-sensitive areas will be designated by the following color-codes:
According to the DCR vegetation management plan:
- Prior to the commencement of herbicide application operations, DCR will place yellow painted arrows that point towards a “no spray” zone on streets curbs or sidewalks as necessary, yellow arrows on stakes for dirt trials.
- DCR will deploy a qualified point person to assist in identification. For applications using a vehicle a single orange traffic cone will be placed by the yellow arrow to signify where to stop the herbicide treatment. Two cones will be placed at the next yellow arrow to signify where treatment can be re-started.
According to the MA DOT plan: