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 East Street Bridge Project

The East Street Bridge is owned and maintained by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).  Throughout the years, Town officials have worked with the MBTA to address the concerns of trucks hitting the bridge, motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents.  The MBTA has committed funding for the replacement of the bridge.  Work commenced in 2017 and will continue through 2019.  Updates on the project will be made available to the public as provided by the MBTA.  MBTA Updates can be found by clicking here or Additional information on previously presented material can be found by clicking here.

 Islington Center Proposed Redevelopment
Islington Center is currently under consideration for the redevelopment of the uses of privately-owned and municipally-owned properties in the vicinity of the Washington St./East St./School St. intersections, focusing on Washington Street between Fairview Street and Clapboardtree Street, School Street between Washington Street and Pine Lane, and on East Street between Washington Street and the East Street Bridge.  The proposed redevelopment will seek to enhance character-defining elements of Islington Center, pedestrian, bicycle , and vehicular circulation, and encourage building, site, and infrastructure improvements appropriate to this area’s unique village style within the Center.  The project is currently under Planning Board review.  For detailed information on the project and status, click here for the Planning Board's Current Projects page.
Gay Street Sidewalk Project

The Department of Public Works contracted services with TEC Engineering to conduct a survey of Gay Street to determine the Town's right of way. The study has since been completed. The Town held a public meeting two public meeting to discuss the results and the potential options that would exist if the Town decided to pursue design funding for a new sidewalk.  The 2017 Fall Town Meeting approved the allocation of $225,000 for the design of sidewalk improvements which will be presented to residents.  Click here to see proposed plans.

Clapboardtree & Washington Street Intersection Project
 The Town has contracted with VAI Engineering services, utilizing the mitigation funding provided by Benchmark, a senior memory care facility in Norwood, for the new design of a dedicated left hand turn lane onto Washington Street from Clapboardtree Street (heading from Xaverian Brothers High School).  Additional improvements include 5 foot wide cement concrete sidewalk that will meet ADA Compliance with a granite curb installation throughout the entire limit of work.  More information on this project will be updated soon.
North and 109 Intersection Project
 The Department of Public Works is currently undergoing a review of traffic studies conducted at the intersection of North Street and Route 109 (High Street).  Proposal plans have been completed.  This project was submitted under the Complete Streets project with the State. 

*Project will start on April 16, 2018 and will run through the end of July, weather permitting.

  To see proposals, click here.
Canton-Norwood-Westwood:  Dedham Street / I-95 Interchange Reconstruction Including Rehabilitation / Replacement of 5 Bridges
 The Canton Street/Dedham Street project consists of the construction of an off-ramp from I-95 northbound to Dedham Street and improvements to the Dedham Street/Canton Street corridor. Within the approximately 4,000 linear feet between Kirby Drive and University Ave, the existing two lane Dedham Street/Canton St will be widened to provide two 11.5 foot travel lanes in each direction, 5 foot shoulders in each direction, and a 6 foot wide sidewalk will be constructed on the northern side of Dedham Street/Canton St, from Kirby Drive to the Canton St/University Ave intersection. This roadway reconstruction will require the bridges over AMTRAK and the Neponset River to be widened and the bridge over I-95 to be replaced. Traffic signal control will be installed at three locations: Dedham Street at the I-95 southbound on-ramp; Dedham Street at the proposed I-95 northbound off-ramp; and the Dedham Street/Shawmut Road intersection. These three intersections will operate as a coordinated signal system and will provide safe pedestrian crossing locations for the major potential sources of pedestrian trips.  To see updated information provided by MassDOT, please click here
 University Station Area B - Condominium Proposal
 The University Station Area B Project consists of the construction of two new residential condominium buildings and related parking as well as other site-improvements.  The building would collectively include 100 new condos on approximately 2.7 acres of land.  The project is currently before the Planning Board as a Special Permit application.  To view details on this proposal, click here.
2018 Paving Plan 

The DPW has completed its pavement management plan for the Spring/Summer.  The following streets are scheduled to be paved this upcoming construction season: Stanford Drive, Shoestring Lane, Gloucester Road, Lancaster Drive, York Way, Wicklow Drive, Warwick Drive, Wessex Drive, Westchester Drive, Salisbury Drive, Lanark Drive, and Summer Street.  We have notified utility companies of our plans for the upcoming work.  We recommend residents reach out to utility companies as well for any potential hook ups.  Once these roads are paved there will be a 5 year moratorium preventing any trench work.  If there are any questions please reach out to the DPW office at 781-320-1037.