Lexington, MA – BSC has been retained by the Town of Lexington to provide engineering consulting services for a transportation improvement project in the Hayden Avenue and Spring Street corridors. The project is funded by a MORE grant through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) to help the town make infrastructure improvements to support the expansion of Shire Pharmaceuticals, which is undertaking a $460 million expansion project at the former Raytheon site. To support the growth of 600 new jobs, the Town of Lexington has selected BSC for the project that involves the following components:
- The design of minor geometric improvements
- The installation of traffic signals, signing and pavement markings
- Improved pedestrian and bicycle accommodations at the intersections of Spring Street and Hayden Avenue and Spring Street and Concord Avenue
This program also includes the design and environmental permitting of approximately 5,000 feet of new sidewalk and improved bicycle accommodation along Hayden Avenue from Spring Street to Waltham Street. BSC will also conduct a study to improve Waltham Street connections to Hayden Avenue and the off ramps from Route 2 westbound. The recommended plan will include geometric improvements, the installation of a traffic signal or multiple traffic signals, improved signing and pavement markings, and enhanced pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations.
Construction on the first phase is scheduled to begin during the spring of 2011.This project continues BSC’s long and successful relationship with the Town of Lexington. BSC has provided consulting services for past projects such as the reconstruction of Marrett Road and improvements to Hartwell Avenue.