Western Washington Street Mobility Improvements

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The City of Somerville is planning to reconstruct sidewalks and repave Washington Street between Webster Avenue and Line Street. As part of this effort, the City will seek opportunities to improve the street for people walking, taking the bus, or riding bikes. The project could include treatments such as wider sidewalks at bus stops, raised crosswalks for traffic calming, and dedicated bus or bike lanes. It will also provide an opportunity to rethink where on-street parking is located and the types of parking regulations along the street. The project scope does not include substantial utility work.

The City will launch a community engagement process in March 2022. A conceptual design for the street will be developed based on community input, and is expected to be presented to the community for additional feedback in late May or early June. The City plans to finalize design and initiate construction bidding in late summer 2022. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2024.

The City of Somerville is planning to reconstruct sidewalks and repave Washington Street between Webster Avenue and Line Street. As part of this effort, the City will seek opportunities to improve the street for people walking, taking the bus, or riding bikes. The project could include treatments such as wider sidewalks at bus stops, raised crosswalks for traffic calming, and dedicated bus or bike lanes. It will also provide an opportunity to rethink where on-street parking is located and the types of parking regulations along the street. The project scope does not include substantial utility work.

The City will launch a community engagement process in March 2022. A conceptual design for the street will be developed based on community input, and is expected to be presented to the community for additional feedback in late May or early June. The City plans to finalize design and initiate construction bidding in late summer 2022. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2024.

  • Western Washington Updates June 2022

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    We continue to develop a conceptual design for Western Washington Street to improve safety and mobility for everyone traveling the street. We are aiming for our next community meeting to present proposed conceptual designs in September 2022. This is a slightly later schedule than we had anticipated for design development, but we do not expect this to hold up the anticipated construction schedule.

    After the community meeting, we are aiming to release a design feedback survey and host a pop-up on the street to gather feedback on the proposed designs.

    Please subscribe to our Mobility Monthly Newsletter to get updates on the project and be notified on the next community meeting. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at transportation@somervillema.gov.

  • Take the Future Options for Western Washington St Survey!

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    The City of Somerville is reconstructing sidewalks and repaving Western Washington Street. City staff presented a potential scope, evaluation of the Quick-Build Pilot, and future options at the community meeting on March 1, 2022. We now want to hear from you!

    Please let us know your feedback on how we can improve the street for people walking, taking the bus, or riding bikes.

    The survey is available in English, Español, Portugues, Kreyòl Ayisyen, नेपाली.

    The survey deadline is Monday, March 28, 2022.

    You can also put comments in specific locations on the Public Input Map!

  • Western Washington Mobility Improvements Community Meeting 3.1.22

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    Join us for a virtual community meeting on to discuss roadway upgrades and traffic safety improvements on Washington Street.

    At this meeting, City staff introduce the scope and timeline of the possible sidewalk reconstruction and repaving project, review the Quick-Build Pilot, and explore future options with attendees. If you are not able to join, there will be an opportunity to provide feedback through a survey.

    The meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday, March 1, at 6:00 p.m. Portuguese interpretation will be provided. Interpretation into Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, or Nepali may be available upon advance request by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at somerviva@somervillema.gov or calling 311 at 617-666-3311.

    To join by phone:

    • For higher quality, dial a number based on your current location.
      US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 720 707 2699 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799

    • Meeting ID: 894 8829 0436

    • Passcode: 032025

    For any questions, please email transportation@somervillema.gov.

    Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or ADA@somervillema.gov.

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