Priority Corridors for the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Needs Assessment

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Posted 12/12

This study focused on priority arterial segments in need of maintenance, modernization, safety and mobility improvements, and transit service enhancements and modernization. Two of the arterial segments that were selected for study are: (1) Route 114 (Andover Street) in Danvers, and (2) Route 203 (Gallivan Boulevard and Morton Street) in Boston. Two documents, one for each arterial segment, present the analyses and recommended improvements.

The study identified several problems in the arterial segments, including safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists, noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, inadequate accommodation of bicyclists and pedestrians, poor pavement condition, outdated traffic signal equipment, outdated traffic signal timing and phase plans, and a need to make access to transit services safer.

Working with representatives from MassDOT, the City of Boston, and the Town of Danvers, MPO staff developed several recommendations for increasing safety, improving access, and making traffic operations more efficient. If the recommendations are implemented, the result would be an improved roadway corridor, where it is safe to cross the street and walk or cycle to shops or schools, where buses can run on time, where it is safe for people to walk to and from train stations, and where it is safer for motorists.

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