Meeting About Renovation of Mt. Auburn Street Planned for December

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The Watertown Department of Public Works announced it will hold an informational meeting to discuss the conceptual plans for Mount Auburn Street, focusing on the section between Patten Street (near Watertown Square) and School Street.

The meeting will provide an update on the project timeline, design, and funding process through the Massachusetts Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., in the Watertown Savings Bank Room.

During the meeting, we will also provide additional details about the current conceptual design between Patten Street and School Street. Learn how:

• The proposed “road diet” will enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety, while also maintaining smooth vehicular flow on Mount Auburn Street.

• Upgrades at the Irving Street, Common Street, Walnut Street signalized intersections will accommodate new pedestrian and bicycle features.

• Better placed pedestrian crossings near the Hosmer School can improve pedestrian visibility and safety.

• Plans for preserving parking spaces and providing better access at bus stops.

A second meeting will be scheduled for the School Street to Cambridge line area, including Coolidge Square.

For more information, contact: Matt Shuman ( at 617-972-6420.

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