The City of Medford received $400,000 from the state to participate in the Complete Streets Program. This growing program, ‘complete streets’, is one that provides safe and accessible options for travel modes for all people, regardless of age or ability.
Each street that has been approved through the grant funding program, has its own unique need for improvement. Through the program, these projects can be used to improve lighting, radar speed signage, intersection signalization, new shared bike paths, designated bicycle lanes, ADA/AAB compliant curb ramps, transit signal prioritization, and transit pedestrian connection improvements such as ramps, signage, and new signals at crosswalks.
Roadwork for each complete street project is underway throughout the City and completion dates are tentatively scheduled; pending weather, contractor timelines, etc.
- High Street at Allston – Work is underway
- Auburn Street and High Street – Work is underway
- Winthrop Street Traffic Circle – Work began 9/12
- Salem Street at the Intersection of City Hall Mall Road and Main Street – Work began 9/6
- Boston Avenue – expected to begin the end of September, early October
Road repaving of High Street and a portion of Salem Street listed above will be repaved following the complete streets work.
Future projects that will be planned are the intersection of Spring Street and Salem Street as well as Tufts Square at the intersection of Main Street & Medford Street. A public hearing is scheduled for September 26th at the Roberts Elementary School.
The water improvement projects are set to take place over the next several weeks in various areas of the City. The contractor will begin the main work September 20th on Evans Street and then install a temporary line that will take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Salem Street and High Street are anticipated to be completed by October 17th. In addition, the water work on Grove Street will begin once the work on Evans Street is complete. Road restoration will follow the water main work on all streets listed.
As previously mentioned, the focus is to reconstruct main streets throughout the City with the funding available in an attentive manner. Details of the complete streets work can be found online at www.medford-ma.org/complete-streets/.