In the Fall of 2017 the Boston Planning & Development Agency in conjunction with the Boston Transportation Department (BTD), the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and MassDOT, began a planning effort to develop short term and long term transportation improvement ideas at the intersection of Western Avenue, Soldiers Field Road, and Leo M. Birmingham Parkway. Roadway re-design and operational improvement concepts would provide improved accommodations, access and safety for walking, cycling and driving.
The improvements currently proposed are broken down into two categories: short-term and long-term, as illustrated in the attached presentation. The short term improvements could be implemented through a combination of nearby adjacent development projects and public agency efforts.The long term improvements are designed to be compatible with the short term improvements however these concepts would require additional financial resources including potentially through the Boston MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
All the improvement ideas were shared with the public for feedback in a community meeting on January 31, 2018, at the WGBH Auditorium in Brighton. Following this initial presentation, the improvement concepts have been made available on this web page for continued feedback and comment.
The BPDA and BTD is continuing to work with DCR (the owner of most of the roadway segments) and adjacent development teams to implement appropriate elements of the proposed improvements. As elements of this work are approved for construction by the appropriate agency(s), we will provide updates to the community accordingly.