Powder House Boulevard Planning

In summer 2017, the City will be conducting utility work along the north side of Powder House Boulevard between Mason Street and North Street. This work will improve the efficiency of the existing water main by removing corrosive buildup in the water main. The roadway will also be resurfaced between Powder House Boulevard and Mason Street in Summer 2018, and will be repaved between Mason Street and Alewife Brook Parkway in the late summer/fall 2017 or spring 2018. The City is currently evaluating options for bicycle accommodations and traffic calming along the roadway to be implemented after paving work is completed.

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  • Presentations & Notes

This project will include upgrades to underground water mains as well as surface-level roadway improvements for improved bicycle and pedestrian safety and reduced vehicle travel speedsDuring the first phases of construction, crews will access water main joints in the grass strip along the north side of Powder House Boulevard between Mason Avenue and North Street in order to clean and line the water main, which will improve the capacity of the water main and improve flowThis work will not affect travel lanes, but crews will need to restrict parking in the immediate area around the work zones on the days they are workingThe roadway will also be repaved, first between Powder House Circle and Mason Avenue in summer 2017, and then between Mason Avenue and Alewife Brook Parkway in late summer/fall 2017 or spring 2018. Once paving is completed, the roadway will receive bicycle accommodations as well as measures to reduce vehicle travel speeds and improve safety for all users of the roadwayIn all, the project will include:

  • Improved water main flow
  • Roadway resurfacing
  • Sidewalk repair
  • Traffic calming
  • Bicycle accommodations
  • Possible addition of new crosswalks and/or relocation of existing crosswalks

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