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.
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.
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.
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.