Pemberton Street Traffic Calming Project
The 2011 reconstruction of Fairfield Street and Pemberton Street from Rindge Avenue to Fairfield Street includes pedestrian access and pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Fairfield Street and Pemberton Street. These were developed through a community process and several meetings with individual property owners.
The improvements consist of constructing a curb extension at the intersection of Pemberton and Fairfield streets to provide pedestrian access around an existing tree, reduce crossing distance for pedestrians crossing Fairfield Street and reduce speed of vehicles making a right turn from Fairfield Street into Pemberton Street. The curb extension also provides an opportunity for additional green space at the intersection.