$307k grant to boost Appleton/Mass. Ave. design; comment period ends

Arlington has received $307,000 through the MassWorks Infrastructure Program for the Mass. Ave./Appleton Safety & Accessibility Corridor Project. The funding will be used for final design, public engagement and property acquisition for the project. Read more and comment on the concept design at arlingtonma.gov/planning

Modified option 1: Mass. Ave. at Appleton. / Town of Arlington mapModified option 2: Mass. Ave. at Appleton, proposed earlier.  To see a larger version of this Town of Arlington map, click here >>

UPDATED Nov. 4: The Appleton/Mass. Ave. intersection is to get new signals and bike lanes under a plan advanced Tuesday, Oct. 18, by consultants working for the Town of Arlington.

Public comment is sought through Monday, Nov. 7. Details here >>

Adam Auster reported the plan in his blog, Word on the Street.

The Town seeks public input on the concept design for the project through Nov. 4.  View the design here >> 

About 30 residents, many masked, gathered at Town Hall to learn about and comment on work underway by Stantec, a design firm, Auster reported.

After several serious crashes in which motor vehicles struck cyclists, including the death of Charlie Proctor in May 2020,  the town made several temporary changes to the intersection.

Participants clustered around tables with large printouts showing different ideas for the intersection and surrounding area, from Richardson St, near Dunkin Donuts, to Fessenden Street, by the Mirak complex.

Read the details here >>

May-July 2022: Feedback sought through July on Mass. Ave./Appleton corridor

This news announcement was published Wednesday,. Oct. 19, 2022, based on information provided by Adam Auster in his blog, Word on the Street. It was updated Oct. 20, to add link to design and input deadline, as well as Nov. 1, to add grant award.

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