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South Street and Bussey Street Intersection Improvements

By Boston Public Works

On 02, Feb 2017 | In | By Boston Public Works

South Street and Bussey Street Intersection Improvements

Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain

Description: 

  • 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

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Mattapan Square BeautificationMattapan Square Beautification

By Boston Public Works

On 29, Sep 2015 | In | By Boston Public Works

Mattapan Square Beautification

Neighborhood: Mattapan

Description: The Boston Public Works Department received state funding to beautify Mattapan Square.  Proposed work includes:

  • Adding landscaping planters to the median between River Street and Babson Street
  • Adding landscaping planters around the Rise/Gateway to Boston sculptures
  • Repairing the granite curbing around existing tree pits
  • Pedestrian ramp repairs

Project Status: Completed

Estimated Project Cost: $500,000 – Funding secured by Representative Daniel Cullinane, Representative Russell Holmes, and Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, with support from Councilor Timothy McCarthy.

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Central SquareCentral SquareCentral SquareCentral SquareCentral Square

By Boston Public Works

On 18, Jun 2015 | In | By Boston Public Works

Central Square

Neighborhood: East Boston

Description: Central Square is a neighborhood Main Streets district in the heart of the East Boston community. Laid out in the days of horse and carriage, the square includes vast expanses of pavement and an oval park in the center that is difficult to access. The redesigned square will reclaim much of the pavement for pedestrian use by narrowing the streets, expanding the park, and widening the sidewalks to create spaces for outdoor seating, cafes, and greenscape elements. Read more…

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By Boston Public Works

On 19, Nov 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Commonwealth Avenue Phase 3 and 4

Neighborhood: Allston/Brighton

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…

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By Boston Public Works

On 19, Nov 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Quincy Street

Neighborhood: Dorchester

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.

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By Boston Public Works

On 19, Nov 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

North Square

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…

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By Boston Public Works

On 18, Nov 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Uphams Corner

Neighborhood: Dorchester

Description: Columbia Road is frequently traveled by vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. To improve the roadway experience for all users, this streetscape improvement project involved altering approximately 800 linear feet of roadway, from Columbia Road’s intersection with Stoughton/Dudley Streets to the intersection with Hancock Street, and installing enhanced traffic controls. The goals of the project included improving traffic operation and flow, addressing pedestrian safety, accommodating bus transit lines, integrating stormwater management, and linking the historic Strand Theater with municipal parking.

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By Boston Public Works

On 18, Nov 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Seaver Street

Neighborhood: Roxbury

Description: Located in a residential area, the existing segment of Seaver Street from Walnut Street to Blue Hill Avenue (approximately 4,200 linear feet) has been redesigned to improve operations and safety along the corridor. The successful design was the result of a dynamic public process with local associations and the community.  Design improvements include roadway reconfiguration to accommodate all modes of travel (including the addition of bike lanes and sidewalks), pedestrian accessibility upgrades, new street lighting, new signs and pavement markings, and traffic control signal upgrades that link all signals in the corridor to the BTD control center. The design continues to accommodate two-way traffic and preserves existing parking, while improving safety and multimodal use of the street.

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By Boston Public Works

On 16, Nov 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Connect Historic Boston

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…

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By Boston Public Works

On 16, Oct 2014 | In | By Boston Public Works

Broad Street

Neighborhood: Downtown

Description: The bend in Broad Street traces the boundaries of colonial Boston’s Town Cove connecting State Street and the historic corridor connecting Long Wharf, the Customs House and the Old State House. This important Crossroads widened tree-lined sidewalks will better connect well-traveled State Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Government Center to the new Rose Kennedy Greenway at the harbor’s edge. Read more…