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. 

  • Lafayette Square

    The reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue and Lafayette Square included the creation of a new plaza and reduction in travel lanes.

  • MBTA Key Bus Routes Improvement Program

    The MBTA Key Bus Routes Program is creating improvements on many of the MBTAs busiest routes including shelters, improvements for accessibility, benches and trash barrels.

  • Porter Square Redesign Project

    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.

  • Waverly St Extension and Path

    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.

  • Western Avenue

    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.”

  • Yerxa Road Underpass

    This project improved public safety by completely reconstructing the Yerxa Road underpass that passes beneath the Fitchburg Branch MBTA railroad tracks.