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MassDOT Complete Street Program

News updates: The Town of Lincoln recently requested and was awarded $50,000 in Technical Assistance funding for professional services

MassDOT has introduced a program to encourage municipalities to consider all users of streets when planning, designing and constructing improvements.  By comprehensively planning for pedestrians, bicyclists and users of public transportation, as well as motorists, the local system can be expected to best serve everyone.

This program recognizes the importance in having a community choose for itself how to balance the needs of all users, as well as determining the priority of proposed improvements.  Through the Complete Street Program, MassDOT makes available up to $400,000 per year for construction of eligible projects which achieve program goals.  To qualify for this funding, a municipality must develop a Complete Street Policy and a Prioritization Plan of desired improvements.

Preparation of a comprehensive Prioritization Plan will require considerable effort including the study of existing conditions, identification of possible improvement projects, preparation of cost estimates and establishment of prioritization criteria.  Recognizing that this effort is extensive, MassDOT is also making up to $50,000 in technical assistance funding available to municipalities for this effort.

The Town of Lincoln recently requested and was awarded $50,000 in Technical Assistance funding for professional services to be provided by Hayner/Swanson, Inc. (HSI) in support of Town staff in the effort to identify, evaluate and prioritize possible projects which will enhance Lincoln’s streets consistent with the principles of Complete Street Planning.
   


Below is a brief summary of eligible Complete Streets Infrastructure projects. For a more complex list click here.
 

Traffic & Safety e.g. pavement markings, signage, signals, speed humps, lighting, resurfacing, restriping, intersection reconstruction, traffic calming, roundabouts 

Bicycle Facilities e.g. shared use paths improvements, bicycle lanes, bike parking fixtures/shelters, safe drain grates, bike boulevards, wayfinding 

Pedestrian Facilities e.g. sidewalk repairs, ADA complaint, wayfinding sidewalks, curb extensions, crosswalks, 

Transit facilities – transit shelter, railroad grade crossing improvements, park n ride facilities, crosswalks, pedestrian improvements – crosswalks, ramps, signage

Updates & Announcements


Lincoln's Complete Streets Program
Public Forum Wednesday, October 19 7:30pm-9:30pm Lincoln Town Hall, Donaldson Room. 
Click here to read the announcement.