Western Washington Street Mobility Improvements Community Meeting, March 1

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott, and City staff invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss roadway upgrades and traffic safety improvements on Washington Street, just west of Union Square. 

The City is planning to reconstruct sidewalks and repave Washington Street between Webster Avenue and Line Street. This roadwork presents an opportunity to consider additional changes to the street that would improve safety and usability – for example, wider sidewalks at bus stops, raised crosswalks for traffic calming, or dedicated bus or bike lanes. It also provides an opportunity to rethink on-street parking locations and regulations. 

At this meeting, City staff will introduce the project scope and timeline and explore future options with attendees. A proposed design for the street will be developed using community input and presented for additional feedback, likely in May or June. The City plans to finalize design and initiate construction bidding later this summer. Construction is anticipated to be complete in late 2024.

This meeting will take place Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. Portuguese interpretation will be provided. Visit somervillema.gov/westernwashington to register to attend. The meeting will also be recorded and posted on the project website, along with a survey to share your thoughts. 

 


Interpretation into Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, or Nepali may be available upon advance request by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at somerviva@somervillema.gov or calling 311 at 617-666-3311.

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 at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or ADA@somervillema.gov.