The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the five-year rolling capital plan for the 97 cities and towns in the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MPO) planning area. The MPO allocates federal transportation funds to these projects based on a variety of criteria. The Chamber represents our region as a member of the MPO.
The recently approved 2024-2028 TIP includes a number of local projects that are or will be completed over the next few years. Here is a summary of the projects in our region that are receiving funding:
Dedham - Improvements along the Bussey Street corridor will include resetting the curb and reconstructing ADA-compliant sidewalks and ramps on both sides of the roadway. Minor geometric improvements will make the roadway more pedestrian friendly and shared bicycle accommodations are planned.
Norwood - This project includes traffic signal upgrades at the intersection of Route 1 with University Avenue and Everett Street. Related improvements include constructing an additional travel lane in each direction on Route 1, upgrading of traffic signals, lengthening of left-turn lanes on Route 1, upgrading of pedestrian crossings at each leg of the intersection, and upgrading of bicycle amenities at the intersection.
Norwood - This project involves intersection improvements at two locations on Route 1A through the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals to support vehicle flow and roadway safety. In addition, Washington Street and Upland Road will be widened to accommodate turning lanes and existing sidewalks will be reconstructed to meet ADA/AAB standards with upgraded pavement markings.
Canton - This project will purchase and install bicycle racks in Downtown Canton to provide for additional bicycle parking near MBTA commuter rail facilities.
Canton -This project will install new bicycle racks at three public elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in Canton.
Walpole - This project which is nearing completion, consists of reconstructing Route 1A from approximately 2,000 feet north of Route 27 north to the Norwood town line and includes improvements to the intersection and approaches at Fisher, Gould, North, Bullard/Willet Streets, and the Stop and Shop Plaza as well as the Route 1A bridge over the Neponset River.
Westwood - This project will reconstruct Canton Street from East Street to University Ave. and install pedestrian and bicycle facilities where none currently exist. A sidewalk will be constructed along the southbound side of the roadway, with a shared-use-path constructed along the northbound side. High visibility crosswalks and beacons will be added at seven locations.
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