The Town, in coordination with MassDOT, is planning improvements to Route 1A where it intersects Cherry Street, Monument Street, and Arbor Street which will include a redesign of the existing roadway by installing more/better signage, designated turning lanes at key locations, and up to two (2) fully signalized intersections.  This project will also include improvements to the existing sidewalks, the installation of new sidewalks, and the redesign/relocation of existing pedestrian crosswalks.

A public meeting was held by the Town to discuss the progress of the proposed project onThursday, November 29, 2018. 

Click the link for more information on the meeting:  Public Meeting Notice
Click the link for the PowerPoint presentation from the November 29 meeting: Proposed Main Street Traffic Improvements

The meeting was be televised by HWCAM and available on HWCAM's YouTube Channel.  

Written comments regarding the proposed project are to be submitted by email to Peter Lombardi, Town Administrator, at  Hard copy submissions will also be accepted at the meeting.  All such comments must be received by December 10.

Since Route 1A is a state road, MassDOT will be the project lead but the Town has been and will continue to be actively involved in the design and decision making processes.  In order to secure state and/or federal funding for project design and construction, the Town is required to actively solicit feedback from all relevant local stakeholders.  This meeting is being held to inform our residents and downtown businesses about the purpose, goals, needs, and design parameters of the project. All input provided at this meeting will be reviewed and considered as part of this public outreach process.

For more information on the project, click the link: Report from Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS)

Click this link to see the April 2018 CTPS presentation to the Town on the then draft report.  Please note that this file includes multiple traffic simulations and so is almost 100MB.