August 2022

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The City will begin reconstructing the intersection of Alewife Brook Parkway and Powder House Boulevard this year. The project will redesign the existing traffic circle to create a ‘T’ shaped intersection with traffic signals to control the flow of vehicles, upgrade aging underground infrastructure, and create safer roadway conditions for all people walking, wheeling, biking, and driving.

The current intersection is a high crash location in the City's Vision Zero Action Plan, with 48 crashes from the past 7 years (2014-2021).

The goals of the project are to improve safety for everyone traveling along the road; enhance pedestrian and bicycle connections; improve access for residents; slow drivers; and retain green space and trees.

The design includes a new "Shared Street" that incorporates a raised crosswalk at the entrance, plantings, bump-outs, and other traffic calming measures. Shared Streets are low volume residential streets where people walking and wheeling are prioritized over cars.

Construction is scheduled to begin later in 2022 and completed in 2024. To stay up to date on construction, sign up for City Alerts available via phone call, text, or email and in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Kreyol, Nepali, Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at or come visit us at our pop-up on our rescheduled date of Thursday, September 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the intersection of Powder House Boulevard and Hardan Road.

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