Public Meeting Notice

Public Meeting Notice Improvements to Hammond Pond Parkway in Newton Public Meeting #2

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Posted: October 20, 2021 4:14 p.m.
  • Last Updated: December 2, 2021 1:59 p.m.

Overview of Improvements to Hammond Pond Parkway in Newton Public Meeting #2

At this remotely held public meeting, the DCR team for this project and its engineering design consultant, BSC Group, will present the 75% design of a pedestrian- and bike-friendly redesign of Hammond Pond Parkway in Newton, from Boylston Street (Route 9) to Beacon Street. The proposed project will feature a two-lane road diet of this segment of Hammond Pond Parkway, a new twelve-food bike/pedestrian greenway, native landscaping, historic lighting, new crosswalks and trail entries, a redesign of the Beacon Street intersection, and a new four-foot walking path on the eastern side of the parkway.

If you need assistance joining the meeting, please contact After the presentation, the public will be invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed design, using the raise hand and chat functionality that will be available through the virtual participation platform. Please note that Teams has a maximum capacity of 300 participants.

After the meeting, the presentation will be available for viewing at DCR encourages the public to share additional feedback, with a deadline for receipt of comments by DCR of Wednesday, December 1st, 2021. Comments may be submitted online at Please note that the content of comments you submit to DCR, along with your name, town, and zip code, will be posted on DCR's website. Additional contact information required when commenting, notably email address, will only be used for outreach on future updates on the subject project or property.

If you have agency-related questions or concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR general or project-specific announcements, please email or call 617-626-4973

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