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
Project Status: In design
Estimated Project Start: Spring 2017
Estimated Project Completion: 2018
Project Design Team:
- Zachary Wassmouth, BPWD
- Boston Transportation Department
- Boston Water and Sewer Commission
Description: The Boston Public Works Department is redesigning Commonwealth Avenue between Brighton Avenue (Packard’s Corner) and Warren/Kelton Streets. With its solid apartment blocks, unique carriage roads, landscaped median, and MBTA transit reservation, this segment of Comm. Ave. is both a multi-modal transportation corridor and home for thousands of people. Read more…
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/North End
Description: The Boston Public Works Department is designing a replacement for the North Washington Street Bridge (Charlestown Bridge). Sitting in the footprint and shadows of the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, the replacement bridge needs to complement the form and functionality of the iconic Interstate Bridge. The key aspects of the new bridge will be that it is a livable, walkable, multimodal, green and sustainable bridge, accommodating all users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The design calls for wider sidewalks, gathering places, innovative accent lighting, protected bicycle facilities, and smoother walking surfaces to support the Freedom Trail.
Neighborhood: Downtown/South Boston
Description: Summer and Congress Streets connect downtown Boston to the South Boston Waterfront and the Convention Center. The corridors are critical to regional and international tourism as they link South Station and the Greenway to maritime facilities and cultural landmarks such as the Institute for Contemporary Art and the Boston Children’s Museum. The project will improve safety by slowing vehicular speeds, improved crossings, new street lights and signal equipment. Read more…
Neighborhood: West Roxbury
Description: Phase I – Millennium Park -. The park is a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas. It consists of six miles of handicapped-accessible walking trails, playing fields, a canoe launch, and a nature trail.
Phase II – The City of Boston is reconstructing the existing natural turf athletic fields located behind the West Roxbury Education Complex, located at 1205 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway, Boston, MA 02132.