Local Bottleneck Reduction Program

Helps cities and towns address congestion related to bottleneck conditions on local roadways.

The Local Bottleneck Reduction Program is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The Program seeks to fund innovative solutions to address congestion bottlenecks on local roadways to improve traffic flow. Project locations are proposed by municipalities, with the option to partner with a Regional Transit Authority and considered by MassDOT for funding through a competitive application process. Every municipality in the Commonwealth is eligible for this program. Selection is based primarily on bottleneck related congestion and delay metrics. Project design for selected applicants is performed by MassDOT-led consultants funded through the program. Project implementation is conducted entirely by the municipality. New for Fiscal Year 2024: Multiple municipalities may jointly submit an application. Municipalities may also apply in collaboration with a Regional Transit Authority.

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