Completed Street, Sidewalk, and Path Projects
The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division of Community Development has completed many major infrastructure projects in recent years in conjunction with other City departments. The pages listed to the left provide an overview of these projects.
Post construction evaluations were completed on many projects and may be found by clicking here.
Blanchard Road from Concord Avenue to Grove Street was fully reconstructed with new sidewalks, bike lanes and a raised intersection at Glenn Road.
Brookline Street reconstruction project, completed Fall 2010, included sidewalk replacement, repaving, and replacement of the water and sewer lines. Design improvements included traffic calming, safer pedestrian crossings, bicycle lanes and the addition of many more street trees.
Harvard Square street and sidewalk reconstruction project to promote bicycle and walking. Also includes recommendation to build multi-use path at Flagstaff Park.
The reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue and Lafayette Square included the creation of a new plaza and reduction in travel lanes.
Porter Square Redesign Project included reconfiguration of the main intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Somerville Avenue, reconstruction of the sidewalks, upgrading of lighting and the addition of new pedestrian crossings and bicycle facilities.
This project reconstructed about 400 feet of the Waverly Street Extension along the Purrington rail spur, extending multi-modal facilities in the southern portion of the corridor to Erie Street, along with a reconstructed roadway allowing vehicle access to adjacent properties and to Merriam Street.
Reconstruction of Western Avenue between Franklin Street and Memorial Drive was completed Fall 2015, replacing the underground stormwater and sewer system, roadway, and sidewalks. The new design features improvements to pedestrian safety, a separated cycletrack, new street trees and plantings, and a reconfigured Cronin Park with a rain garden and a commemorative installation “Celebrate the Coast.”
This project improved public safety by completely reconstructing the Yerxa Road underpass that passes beneath the Fitchburg Branch MBTA railroad tracks.