A public hearing was held by the City of Boston Public Works Department to discuss the proposed Connect Historic Boston Project that is being funded through a Federal Highway Administration Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.
The purpose of this hearing was to provide the public with the opportunity to become acquainted with the City of Boston DPW Department Connect Historic Boston Project.
This project consists of roadway/streetscape improvements at four separate locations including the Blackstone Block in the Haymarket District.
The plan calls for the reconstruction of Union and Marshall Streets, Hanover Street from Cambridge to Blackstone Street.
The project includes streetscape, pedestrian and accessibility improvements to Union and Marshall Streets, modifications to Curley Park and repairs and improved accessibility to Scott Lane and Creek Square.
Portions of the Freedom Trail are included in the reconstruction project.
Plans also include: Staniford Street/Causeway Street/Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue. The project calls for a two-way grade separated bicycle track, along the streets.
Reconstruct Causeway Street including Lowell Square and Kenny Square.
Construct hard scape on Causeway Street that improves the pedestrian experience.
Reconstruct the sidewalks on the southerly side of Staniford Street, the northerly side of Commercial Street and the easterly side on Atlantic Avenue.
Install bicycle signage and the lane marking details within DCR property along the Waterfront from Prince Street Park to Beverly Street extension.
Provide accessibility improvements and pedestrian safety improvements throughout the corridor.
A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project.
Acquisitions in fees and permanent or temporary easements may be required.
The City of Boston is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. This matter was discussed at the public hearing.
The meeting discussions can be obtained on the Connect Historic Boston Project website www.connecthyistoric-boston.com.