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Somerville, Beacon Street Groundbreaking, May 16, 2016MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin today joined Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Beacon Street Reconstruction Project.

The $11 million project includes Beacon Street from Oxford Street/Somerville Avenue south to the Cambridge city line near Inman Square. Work will include new sidewalks, cycle track, curbing, and drainage and signal improvements.

The project will improve the lifespan of the road by rebuilding the sub-surface, grading the surface for positive drainage, and installing a new high-quality asphalt surface. The roadway design will improve the safety and flow of traffic, while dramatically improving pedestrian accessibility and bicycle safety. Completion is scheduled for 2018.

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