Belmont Complete Streets Project Earns ACEC Award

The Belmont Street/Trapelo Road reconstruction project was honored with a bronze award through ACEC’s Engineering Excellence program. Project manager Peter Briere, PE and client Glenn Clancy, PE of Belmont took to the stage to accept the honor.

Long before the term Complete Streets came into vogue, the Town of Belmont and BSC Group were putting it into practice for the planning and design of the Trapelo Road corridor, a 2.5-mile urban arterial spanning Belmont from its borders with Cambridge and Waltham. Incorporating bicycle lanes, pedestrian accessibility, and traffic calming measures, the $17.1 million roadway reconstruction project was one of the first designed in conformance with the MassDOT Highway Design Guidebook. Distinguishing project features include coordination with the MBTA trackless trolley, incorporation of 350 street trees, and interconnection of 13 signalized intersections.