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Belmont, Trapelo Road, Groundbreaking, October 11, 2013MassDOT’s Highway Administrator Frank DePaola joined state and local elected officials from Belmont and Watertown for the groundbreaking of the Trapelo Road reconstruction project.

The project is a full reconstruction of 2.5 miles of Trapelo Road and Belmont Street extending from Mill Street to Ericsson Street and includes upgrading the catenary wire system that powers the MBTA buses, reconstruction of the existing sidewalks, and improved cycling accommodations, along with traffic signal upgrades at the intersections of Trapelo Road and Mill Street, a pedestrian signal east of Agassiz Street, Pleasant Street, Lexington Road, Shaw’s Drive, and Moraine Street, and Lexington Street at Thayer Street and Church Street.

“This project is an opportunity to address long-standing concerns of congestion as well as concerns surrounding the mixing of buses, motor vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians,” said Administrator DePaola.  “This project gives us a chance to be smart about how we reconfigure the roadway so that all modes can share this corridor in a safe and efficient manner.”

MassDOT’s contractor for the project is Newport Construction Corporation.  The $17.1 million job is expected to take two years to complete.

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