Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain
- Formation of a “T” intersection
- All way stop
- Narrowed lanes at intersection approaches
- Allow for future bicycle accommodations
- Allow for future connectivity with Blackwell Path Extension and Arboretum Gateway Path Read more…
Description: The Long Island Bridge, which carried traffic from Moon Island to Long Island, has been closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic since October 8, 2014. The Boston Public Works Department, with Walsh Construction as its contractor, has executed a contract to demolish the existing bridge. The bridge is 16 spans and 3,450′ in length and also carried utilities to both Long Island and Spectacle Island. The demolition contract will include taking down the bridge, as well as the relocation of utilities to the seabed. The current timeline calls for the demolition of the bridge to be completed by April 30th, 2015, with the installation of utilities to be completed by June 15th.
Description: The Boston Public Works Department is reconstructing Quincy Street, from Blue Hill Ave to Columbia Road. On the heels of the newly constructed developments, the Public Works Department, in collaboration with the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, is looking to design a healthy, innovative, and thriving corridor that is representative of this community.
Neighborhood: North End
Description: The Boston Public Works Department will be making site improvements to North Square. The Square is one of Boston’s oldest occupied neighborhoods and is a part of a vibrant community fabric in the North End. A popular tourist destination, North Square features the Paul Revere House and the Freedom Trail, with its 4 million annual visitors. The revitalization of North Square will be founded on the idea of developing an open space with multiple urban uses. The purpose of the project will be to improve the ability for people to enjoy the square. Read more…
Neighborhood: Charlestown/Downtown/North End
Description: The City of Boston and the National Parks Service collaborated on a planning process to create a pedestrian and bicycle network to connect historic sites in downtown Boston. In 2013 the City was awarded a $15.5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant, from the United States Department of Transportation, for the design and construction of Connect Historic Boston – Phase 1. Read more…