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Central Square redesign

Central Square is a neighborhood Main Streets district in the heart of the East Boston community.

Laid out in the days of horse and carriage, the square includes vast expanses of pavement and an oval park in the center that is difficult to access.

The redesigned square will reclaim much of the pavement for pedestrian use by:

  • narrowing the streets
  • expanding the park, and
  • widening the sidewalks to create spaces for outdoor seating, cafes, and greenscape elements.

We will better organize traffic. We also plan to add bike lanes where possible to improve traffic flow and create a safer environment for cyclists.

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Project details:
  • Project status: Completed
  • Project cost: $8,000,000
  • Project start: Summer 2015
  • Project manager: Zach Wassmouth
  • Project completion: 2018

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