Public Meeting Regarding Lexington Center Trial Traffic Safety Plan

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Molyna S. Richards

Executive Director

The Lexington Chamber of Commerce

1875 Massachusetts Avenue

Lexington, MA 02420



Public Meeting Regarding Lexington Center Trial Traffic Safety Plan


Massachusetts Avenue at Edison Way

Massachusetts Avenue at Waltham Street

Harrington Road – Between Bedford Street and Massachusetts Avenue


Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Diamond Middle School Auditorium, 99 Hancock Street


Help implement the traffic safety plan for Lexington Center.

For the past four years, the Board of Selectmen and engineering staff have been preparing plans

for a variety of safety and other improvements for Lexington Center/Massachusetts Avenue,

from Woburn Street to Harrington Road. The Selectmen now need your input to finalize one

aspect of these plans.


As part of this project, the Selectmen have asked the Department of Public Works to implement

three trial traffic changes and evaluate these changes prior to making a final determination of the

traffic plan. This trial program is expected to take place from July through October 2016. These

changes are:


• Eliminate the west bound right turn lane leading to Edison Way, in front of the Boston

Edison building;

• Eliminate the east bound right turn lane leading to Waltham Street, in front of

Rancatore’s Ice Cream; and

• Turn Harrington Road into one-way south bound, from Bedford Street to Massachusetts

Avenue. Consider a full closure of Harrington Road after evaluating the one-way



This public meeting will be on Thursday, April 7 from 7-8:30 p.m., in the Diamond Middle

School Auditorium. The preliminary implementation plan for this trial program will be

presented. Your suggestions and comments will help us finalize this trial program.


You can also participate in this implementation plan in other ways:


• Go to the Town’s website to learn more details regarding the project

• Use this email address, to send your suggestions. Written

comments will be accepted until April 28.

• Attend a Board of Selectmen meeting and provide your comments during the Public 

Comment period, which happens at the beginning of each Selectmen’s meeting.

Comments at Selectmen’s meetings will be accepted until May 2.


The Selectmen are expected to approve the final trial program plan at their meeting on May 9.


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