Boston Road Reconstruction - MassDOT TIP Project
The purpose of this project is to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety and improve traffic operations through the project corridor. The project locus map is shown on the Construction Plans below. The proposed project consists of minor widening and resurfacing of Boston Road (Route 3A) from Danforth Village to Simmons Lane. The travel lanes will be reduced in the northern half of the project from 4 lanes to 3, which will include a center left turn lane. A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Boston Road and Good Street. Two flashing pedestrian beacons will be installed at Heritage Road for the Marshall Middle School. The work will include Heritage Road from Boston Road to Mount Vernon Avenue and 600 feet of Good Street from Boston Road. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a 5’ bicycle lane or a shared use path will be provided in accordance with applicable design guides.
The Project was awarded to J. Tropeano, Inc. in June 2022.
Construction Start: Summer 2022
Construction Complete: Fall 2026
Contractor's 3 Week Detailed Schedule
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The project also includes intersection improvements, construction of new concrete sidewalks, granite curbing, grading, landscaping, drainage improvements, pavement markings, and the installation of a flashing signal at the intersection with Good Street. At this time, we envision that the proposed improvements will provide a consistent cross section of four lanes with shoulders, sidewalks and bicycle accommodation between River Street and Simmons Lane.
On October 9, 2009, the Town received approval from MassDOT’s Project Review Committee for eligibility for Federal Aid funding for this project. the Town was responsible for the cost of the engineering design, environmental permitting, and any Right-of-Way acquisitions and/or easements necessary for the implementation of the project. MassDOT, through a combination of State and Federal funding, will be responsible for funding the construction cost of the project, with the exception of certain non-participating items.
Design began in 2014, starting with field survey of the project area.
A Virtual Design Public Hearing was published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 on the MassDOT Public Hearings website to present the design for the proposed Boston Road Rehabilitation Project in Billerica, MA. The purpose of this hearing was to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Boston Road Rehabilitation project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing were reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.
A Virtual Design Public Hearing will be published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 on the MassDOT Public Hearings website to present the design for the proposed Boston Road Rehabilitation Project in Billerica, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Boston Road Rehabilitation project. All views and comments submitted in response to the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.