BOSTON, MA – This week, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation awarded Norwell $199,056 through the Complete Streets Funding Program. The program funds local, multimodal infrastructure projects that improve accessibility for bicyclists, pedestrians, public transit users, and people using other forms of transportation.
The funding will be used for the installation of 1,900 feet of sidewalk and several new crosswalks on the north side of Main Street/Route 123 between Paradise Drive and Lincoln Street.
“In the past few years, Norwell has taken steps to make pedestrian safety improvements along Main Street and throughout town, and I’m proud to have secured this funding that will allow them to further their efforts,” said Senator O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “I’m grateful to MassDOT and the Administration for choosing to invest in making Norwell more accessible for our residents.”
“This grant is a great boost to continuing our Main St. sidewalk from Town Hall toward Town Center which will then complete a pathways circuit that also includes the Middle School, High School and Norris Reservation conservation area,” said Select Board Member Ellen Allen. “We are extremely grateful to Senator O’Connor for his assistance in securing this large grant.”
“The Town of Norwell is grateful for the support of Senator O’Connor and Representative DeCoste in securing these funds. They will allow us to move closer to completing sidewalks on Main Street that will enhance pedestrian safety and increase the foot traffic to the businesses in the Town Center.”
For the latest information regarding Norwell’s Complete Streets program, you may visit www.townofnorwell.net/complete-streets-committee. The website contains Norwell’s 2017 Complete Streets Prioritization Plan, Needs Assessment, and more.