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The Broadway Stair Rehabilitation project is intended to upgrade critical infrastructure and enhance accessibility in the community. Beginning in mid-August or soon after, City contractors will rehabilitate the aging staircases and ramp that connect the lower portion of the westbound side of Broadway to the upper portion between Partridge Ave. and Main St. The City anticipates these improvements will increase safety and make it easier for people to move between the upper and lower portion of the street.


Information about the project

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Anticipated Work Schedule: 

Work will begin mid-August or soon after and run through the fall with anticipated project completion in late November. 

Accessibility during Construction: 

At least one staircase will be open for use at all times. During the ramp reconstruction phase of the project, ramp users should access the lower portion of Broadway via Partridge Ave. or Main St. 

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids or reasonable modifications should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy in advance at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or

Potential Parking Restrictions: 

During certain phases of the project, there may be associated parking restrictions. Notification of any parking restrictions will be posted no less than 48 hours in advance. 

Questions? Email or call the Engineering Division at 617-625-6600 ext. 5400

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