It recommended replacing Route 79 and Davol Street with an urban boulevard.
MassDOT began preliminary design of the urban boulevard concept in mid-2018. A consultant team led by TranSystems will:
- refine the urban boulevard option
- undertake environmental permitting
- develop 25% design of the project
- identify potential Right of Way impacts.
The consultant will analyze existing conditions. Traffic and noise data and different road alignments will be studied. An important consideration is how much land each urban boulevard option opens up for development.
At the end of the preliminary design phase, MassDOT will be ready to advertise the project for construction by a design/build team.
A new urban boulevard may be built in 2022-25