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Route 126 Downtown Roadway Improvement Project

Downtown Plan for the Future

 
The Route 126 (Concord Street) Downtown Roadway Improvement Project will include transportation and streetscape improvements. The majority of the work will take place on Route 126 (Concord Street-Hollis Street) from just north of Lincoln Street to just south of Irving Street. Also included will be portions of Union Avenue, Irving Street, Park Street, Howard Street, and the Downtown Common. The work will include new ornamental traffic signals at the Concord Street/Union Avenue and Hollis Street/Irving Street intersections, and upgraded traffic signals at the Concord Street/Lincoln Street, Concord Street/Howard Street and Concord Street/Waverley Street intersections. The work will also include rehabilitation/reconstruction of roadway pavement, construction/reconstruction of sidewalks, installation of curbing, storm water collection system improvements, and ornamental street lighting. Anticipated streetscape improvements will include special sidewalk and crosswalk treatments, street trees and street furniture such as planters and benches.

Project Summary

Project Links

Existing Condition Reports
TM #1 –Surface Conditions/Deficiencies
TM #2 – Existing and Potential Improvements
TM #3 – Traffic Operations
TM #4 – Lighting

Levels/Deficiencies/Operations Street

Streetscape Concepts
Concord St/Union Ave Intersection
Hollis St/Irving Intersection
Typical Concord Street Treatment
Park Street Common
Pavement and Crosswalks
Planters and Tree Grates
Street Lights
Street Furniture
Presentations
Downtown Improvement Plan Presentation- March 16th, 2010
Meeting with the Business Owners March 11, 2010- English Version
Meeting with the Business Owners March 11, 2010-Portuguese Version
Board of Selectmen February 9th, 2010
Design Public Hearing
Public Hearing Handout
Public Hearing Plan
Public Hearing Presentation
Other
Downtown Rail Crossing Project
Financial Update
The Route 126 (Concord Street) Downtown Roadway Improvement Project will include transportation and streetscape improvements. The majority of the work will take place on Route 126 (Concord Street-Hollis Street) from just north of Lincoln Street to just south of Irving Street. Also included will be portions of Union Avenue, Irving Street, Park Street, Howard Street, and the Downtown Common. The work will include new ornamental traffic signals at the Concord Street/Union Avenue and Hollis Street/Irving Street intersections, and upgraded traffic signals at the Concord Street/Lincoln Street, Concord Street/Howard Street and Concord Street/Waverley Street intersections. The work will also include rehabilitation/reconstruction of roadway pavement, construction/reconstruction of sidewalks, installation of curbing, storm water collection system improvements, and ornamental street lighting. Anticipated streetscape improvements will include special sidewalk and crosswalk treatments, street trees and street furniture such as planters and benches.
 

Project Objectives:

  • Integrate and improve traffic flows in the Downtown.
  • Improve environment for pedestrians and bicycles. Identify public infrastructure improvements that will leverage private investments. Revitalize our Central Business District within the context of a long term vision/plan. Support the vision for traffic and urban design plans for the Downtown presented by Cecil/Beta.
  • Visual improvement and streetscape designs.

Schedule

  • Complete the final design in Summer 2013.
  • Construction, to be managed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, is anticipated to commence in 2014 and be completed in 2015.