The project scope is centered around improving vehicle operations and safety by relieving congestion issues on Central Street and addressing existing sight distance deficiencies. The proposed intersection geometry will consist of an added northbound right-turn lane and a southbound left-turn pocket for the Edgell Road approaches. The new traffic signal will control all traffic movements and include an exclusive pedestrian phase.
BENEFITS & IMPACTS
Based on the proposed geometric changes and results of the capacity analysis, the following benefits and impacts were identified:
A 25% Design Review Public Hearing was held by MassDOT on December 5, 2019, at the Village Hall. MassDOT, the City of Framingham, and the City’s design consultant VHB presented plans to the public about the project and the proposed intersection improvements.
The project is currently in 75% Design. Construction is now scheduled for FY 2023.