By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The public will have the opportunity later this month in Hopkinton, to provide comments and ask questions about the next step of the Mass Pike/Route 495 Interchange Improvements Project. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is inviting residents to a meeting of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs when a draft Environmental Impact Report on the project will be reviewed. Mass-DOT’s conversion to all electronic, open road tolling is allowing the agency to now make safety and operational improvements to the interchange. The Mass Pike/Route 495 interchange is a major crossroads for commuter traffic and is used by nearly half of all freight trucking entering the state. The project is expected to take as long as 5-7 years to complete with the public getting a chance to comment and ask questions about the Environmental Impact, during a meeting to be held Wednesday night October 30th, from 6:30-8:30 at the Marathon Elementary School on Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton.