Gardner and Palmer, MA

Gardner and Palmer Complete Streets Prioritization Planning

BSC developed a 5-year Prioritization Plan of the City of Gardner and is currently producing a similar plan for the Town of Palmer. These efforts are part of the MassDOT’s Tier 2 Complete Streets Funding Program. To assist the City of Gardner and the Town of Palmer, BSC provided technical assistance to develop a prioritization plan to be submitted to MassDOT by these localities.

BSC supplied services including transportation planning, public participation, existing conditions inventory, and a complete streets/context sensitive design. BSC compiled all available data relevant to the understanding of the transportation networks and infrastructure, evaluated existing systems and gaps with respect to bicycle, pedestrian, and transit systems and reviewed and identified projects to be included in the plan. With BSC’s expertise and assistance, the City of Gardner received $327, 949 and the Town of Palmer secured $178,000 in construction funding under the program.

BSC is currently providing design services for the implementation of crosswalk design upgrades for the Town of Palmer, which is one of the prioritized improvements from the planning study program.