Route 30 Reconstruction

The Route 30 corridor, from the Natick town line to the Newton town line, has not been updated since 2003. This is a heavily traveled road for commuters and is in need of sidewalks. The Traffic & Sidewalk Committee (T&SC) has recommended this roadway for a state TIP project, under the Complete Streets category. 

Current Status

Since October, the DPW and Traffic & Sidewalk Committee has been working with the Town’s engineering consultant to develop the 25% Design Plans that will ultimately be submitted to the state for TIP consideration. The team has been working closely with abutting neighbors, as well. The DRAFT designs were reviewed at the February 2020 Traffic & Sidewalk Committee meeting. The Select Board will need to sign off on the 25% plans before the project can be submitted to the state for consideration.

25% Design - DRAFT

Past Presentations

On May 29th, HSH and the T&SC held a public forum to help guide the design of this project. This discussion will compare potential bicycle accommodations including a shared use path and buffered bike lanes. Improvements at various intersections along the corridor will also be discussed.

After additional resident feedback, HSH will be presenting again to the Traffic & Sidewalk Committee on October 23rd

The 2018 Annual Town Meeting approved design funds to advance this project to the state. Howard Stein Hudson (HSH) conducted data, traffic counts, and flagged the wetlands. In March 2019, HSH presented its findings to the T&SC. 

Preliminary Study

Howard Stein Hudson was hired to conduct the study of this corridor for the Department of Public Works and the T&SC. The study outlines a reconstruction of the roadway to accommodate a multimodal roadway, which would create a walkway on one side and create bicycle shoulders along the 3.7 mile stretch between town lines, as well as include the upgrade of the traffic signal at the fire station across from Ash Street.