Mount Auburn Street - Gibson Street to Fresh Pond Parkway Traffic Calming Project
Construction of Mount Auburn Street from Gibson Street to Fresh Pond Parkway is complete. In addition to constructing new sidewalk ramps and general roadway reconstruction, the project included curb extensions to enhance safety for pedestrians. These renovations were developed through an extensive community process, which included three neighborhood meetings organized by the City and several meetings with individual property owners.
The work included construction of curb extensions at Gibson Street, Longfellow Road and Channing Street. In addition, a new crosswalk with a curb extension was added at Mount Auburn Street at Gibson Street. Also flush crossing islands were added to the existing crosswalk at Trail Street. The project also included the realignment of the exclusive right turn lane from Fresh Pond Parkway onto Mount Auburn Street, which will encourage slow speeds for vehicles making this turn.