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hingham-summer-streetIn conjunction with MassDOT and the Towns of Hull and Cohasset, the Town of Hingham will be moving forward with a temporary pilot program to test a “road diet” on Summer Street and Rockland Street in Hingham from May 20, 2018 through July 31, 2018.

A road diet, also called a lane reduction, is one of several potential roadway safety improvements proposed for Summer St. and Rockland St.  A road diet is a technique used in transportation planning where the number of travel lanes are reduced in order to achieve enhanced safety through speed reduction and increased mobility and access for all road users, including pedestrians and bicyclists.

Summer and Rockland Streets from east of the rotary to the intersection at George Washington Boulevard will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes, or one vehicle lane in each direction.  At both the Martin’s Lane and George Washington Boulevard intersections, four lanes of traffic and left turning lanes will remain. The goal of pilot will be to measure in real time traffic patterns and impacts and validate computer modeling of proposed long-term safety solutions.

Two public presentations about the summer pilot will take place.  The first will be held in Hingham on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Hingham’s Town Hall, 210 Central St in Hingham.  The second will be held in Hull on Thursday April 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Hull High School.

Both meetings will also be carried on Local Community Access Channels.  Please check with your service provider for stations.

For more information visit the 3A Task Force website.

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