Latest Designs for Mt. Auburn St. Project to be Discussed at Upcoming Meetings

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The following announcement came from the Department of Public Works:

The Town Council Public Works Committee has scheduled two meetings for a Mount Auburn Street project update.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Ask questions and review plans with the project team starting at 6:00 p.m. Each Committee meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, Administration Building Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber, 149 Main Street, Watertown.

After endorsing the Complete Streets concept plan, including the road diet and general layout, on July 10, the Town Council has asked the Public Works Committee to review the Mount Auburn Street project in more detail. At these meetings, the project team will provide an update on the design and on-street parking impacts in the business districts before submitting a 25% design to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Materials from the July 10 Town Council meeting and a summary of the Council’s vote can be found on the Documents page of the project website.

The October 16 meeting will focus on the Mount Auburn Street corridor from Patten Street to approximately School Street, highlighting two alternative designs for parking and bus stop impacts at the Common Street intersection.

The October 30 meeting will cover approximately School Street to the Cambridge city line, focusing on the design in Coolidge Square.

For more information about the project, visit the website: Email us at with any comments or questions regarding the project.

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2 thoughts on “Latest Designs for Mt. Auburn St. Project to be Discussed at Upcoming Meetings

  1. It seems imperative to me that a mailing to all businesses in Coolidge Square be made from the town if it has not happened already.
    We want all to be aware of just what is happening there, as they will be the ones affected most!

  2. I am disappointed with the new bike lane in front of Star Market.
    There is a sidewalk right in front of the store, then parking, a drive lane, then parking again and another sidewalk. I believe the outer sidewalk is not necessary nor used and instead should be used for the bike lane going towards Watertown Sq. This would also create room on the cemetery side of Mt Auburn St. for a bike lane in the other direction. The stretch of road in front of the cemetery is presently very unsafe for bikers.

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