The city is seeking public input on the proposed list of projects eligible for funding provided through the Complete Streets Program from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
Complete Streets guidelines contribute to the safety, health, economic vitality, and quality of life by improving the motorized and non-motorized environments in a community. “The goal of these efforts is to provide all residents with safe, accessible, and comfortable means of travel between home, school, work, recreation, and other destinations,” said City Engineer Ricardo Morales.
The entire list of projects may be accessed in the form of an interactive web map here. Public comments can be made via this link now through Friday, March 22. To view a project on the map, click on a selected area, followed by clicking the project symbol for additional details, and then submit a comment, if desired. Comments may also be sent via email to City Engineer Ricardo Morales at email@example.com.
The individual projects listed will be prioritized before being submitted to MassDOT for approval. After the approval of the prioritized list, the city can request grant funding of up to $400,000 annually.
Some example projects include:
- Implement new pavement markings and signage to delineate separated bike lanes and consistent travel lane width to control vehicular speeds along Wahconah Street.
- Installation of new ADA (American with Disabilities Act) compliant ramps at all four corners of the intersection of Bradford Street and Francis Avenue; add new pavement markings and new signage.
- Installation of new sidewalks (hot mix asphalt and cement concrete) at various locations to close existing gaps in the Allendale neighborhood.
For more information, please call Morales at 413-448-9768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.