More than 100 Boston residents learned Tuesday night that construction of an improved 1.8-mile Rice Road interchange access to Route 219 is planned for 1993 with completion in mid-1994.
George A. Greenslade, the state Department of Transportation's regional design engineer, held a 90-minute public hearing on the project. The cost is listed as either $8.4 million or $8.8 million, depending on which alternative is finally selected. The improved access will enable motorists to travel between Route 219 and the Boston Valley over an improved two-lane road.
The most strident of the half-dozen objections to the planned routing was made by Richard Hauth, a dairy farmer, who said that one alternative would deprive him of the use of his most productive alfalfa field.