Nobscot Intersection Improvements

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Evaluations were performed on the geometric feasibility and operational benefits of improving the existing signal at the study intersection of Edgell Road, Edmands Road, and Water Street. Based on the evaluation, the proposed intersection geometry will consist of a shared through/right-turn lane and a left-turn storage pocket on each approach. This new signal would include an exclusive pedestrian phase. Along with the intersection improvements, repairs will be made to the existing culvert, north of the intersection.

BENEFITS & IMPACTS

Based on the proposed geometric changes and results of the capacity analysis, the following benefits and impacts were identified:

  • Improved geometric roadway layout, including a: 
    • Widened intersection
    • Designated left turn only lane on Edmands Road 
    • Designated right turn/through lane on Edmands Road  
  • Improved operations for vehicles by adjusting traffic control device timings to be compliant with MassDOT guidance.

Improved pedestrian accommodations by ensuring pedestrian phase timings are compliant with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Additional features

Sidewalks will be brought into ADA Compliance. The new intersection will include brick accent strips, street lighting, and ornamental traffic signals.

MASSWORKS GRANT

In January 2020, the City of Framingham received a $3.4 million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration to support the Nobscot Village Intersection Improvements Project.

This grant program is highly competitive as there are 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts that are eligible to apply for this funding.

Grant funds will be applied to project construction costs.

QUESTIONS

Please contact DPWGeneral@framinghamma.gov or call 508-532-6040. 

PRoject update - June 2022

Construction resumed in March and continues.

Anticipated Work:

  • Overhead wires will continue to be relocated
  • Removal of old utility poles
  • Installation of street lighting and traffic signals, removal of the existing traffic signal, roadway widening, curb and sidewalk installation, and paving.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Are expected to be moderate, but may be significant at times. Traffic may be detoured into the CVS plaza.

Work Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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