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EVENT UPDATE: The event has been postponed to Thursday, July 11. Please check the project website for additional updates.


Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward One Councilor Matthew McLaughlin, and City of Somerville staff invite you to a community open house featuring an updated design for transportation safety improvements on Tufts Street.

The event will take place Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Park Playground. 

The outdoor open house will feature multiple stations describing different aspects of the street reconstruction project including an upcoming wall mural. Drop-in anytime during the event to review materials and talk with the project team about your feedback, questions, and ideas.

Following the event, a recorded presentation and information about the updated design will be available on the project website.

Other opportunities for community members to share feedback will include an online survey, a street outreach pop-up planned for July 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and virtual office hours with Mobility Division staff on July 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For details on these engagement opportunities, visit somervillema.gov/tuftsstreet.

About the Tufts Street Reconstruction Project

The City is repaving Tufts Street and reconstructing its sidewalks as part of the citywide Pavement and Sidewalk Management Program. This presents an opportunity to redesign the street to make it safer for everyone. Tufts Street is designated as a Neighborway in the Somerville Bicycle Network Plan, which is a walk and bike-friendly street designed to lower vehicle volumes and speeds.

After gathering feedback on the concept design from community members in the fall, and processing data collection on soil analysis, parking utilization, and incorporating input from emergency services, the City has developed an updated design proposal. City staff will share the updated design for the street as part of our upcoming open house. Updated design information will also be shared on the project website at somervillema.gov/tuftsstreet.

Questions and comments can be submitted by calling 311 (617-666-3311).

This project is one of a series of actions the City is undertaking in pursuit of our Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries from our roadways. Construction is anticipated to begin in mid-2025 and continue through 2026. All schedules are preliminary and subject to change.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy in advance at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or apomeroy@somervillema.gov.

Interpretation into any language is available upon advance request (at least seven days in advance) by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at somervillema.gov/ContactSomerViva or calling 311 at 617-666-3311.


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Add to Calendar 2024-07-11 17:30:00 2024-07-11 19:30:00 Tufts Street Reconstruction Community Open House EVENT UPDATE: The event has been postponed to Thursday, July 11. Please check the project website for additional updates. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward One Councilor Matthew McLaughlin, and City of Somerville staff invite you to a community open house featuring an updated design for transportation safety improvements on Tufts Street. The event will take place Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Park Playground.  The outdoor open house will feature multiple stations describing different aspects of the street reconstruction project including an upcoming wall mural. Drop-in anytime during the event to review materials and talk with the project team about your feedback, questions, and ideas. Following the event, a recorded presentation and information about the updated design will be available on the project website. Other opportunities for community members to share feedback will include an online survey, a street outreach pop-up planned for July 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and virtual office hours with Mobility Division staff on July 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For details on these engagement opportunities, visit somervillema.gov/tuftsstreet. About the Tufts Street Reconstruction Project The City is repaving Tufts Street and reconstructing its sidewalks as part of the citywide Pavement and Sidewalk Management Program. This presents an opportunity to redesign the street to make it safer for everyone. Tufts Street is designated as a Neighborway in the Somerville Bicycle Network Plan, which is a walk and bike-friendly street designed to lower vehicle volumes and speeds. After gathering feedback on the concept design from community members in the fall, and processing data collection on soil analysis, parking utilization, and incorporating input from emergency services, the City has developed an updated design proposal. City staff will share the updated design for the street as part of our upcoming open house. Updated design information will also be shared on the project website at somervillema.gov/tuftsstreet. Questions and comments can be submitted by calling 311 (617-666-3311). This project is one of a series of actions the City is undertaking in pursuit of our Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries from our roadways. Construction is anticipated to begin in mid-2025 and continue through 2026. All schedules are preliminary and subject to change. Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy in advance at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or apomeroy@somervillema.gov. Interpretation into any language is available upon advance request (at least seven days in advance) by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at somervillema.gov/ContactSomerViva or calling 311 at 617-666-3311. Glen Park Playground 150 Glen Street Somerville, MA 02145 United States America/New_York public `

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