At the 2018 Annual Town Meeting, design funds were approved by residents to advance the project and design is ongoing. As of March 2019, completed work includes survey, road safety audit, preliminary design, and submission of project initiation and project need forms to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The proposed intersection configuration was presented to the Traffic & Sidewalk Committee on April 24, 2019. See the Draft plan and Draft Functional Design Report below:
Since the April presentation, the Traffic & Sidewalk Committee and the Town Engineer have been working closely with abutting neighbors to refine the preferred design in order to advance to the Select Board for approval before submitting to the state. The preferred 25% design was approved by the Select Board at its meeting on January 21, 2020, which will be submitted to the state to petition for the TIP.
The Traffic & Sidewalk Committee and Board of Selectmen have held a series of public information meetings since 2014 for the purpose of soliciting public feedback on the intersection improvements at Route 20 / Boston Post Road / Wellesley Street. This is following the intersection study, which was conducted in 2013.