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Transportation Department putting in place new traffic plan for Dell Avenue in Hyde Park

June 9, 2017


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The street will be one-way only to improve safety and reduce cut-through traffic.

BOSTON – Friday, July 9, 2017 – In cooperation with neighborhood residents, the Boston Transportation Department is changing Dell Avenue in Hyde Park from a two-way to a one-way street.  Once implemented, traffic on Dell Avenue will flow in the direction from Central Avenue to Hyde Park Avenue only.  Drivers are cautioned to watch for “One-Way” and “Do Not Enter” signs that will be posted soon, as the traffic regulation will go into effect immediately following the installation of these new signs.

Dell Avenue residents expressed concern with motorists turning off Hyde Park Avenue, and traveling on Dell Avenue to Central Avenue, in order to avoid the traffic signal at West Street.  In a petition submitted to BTD, residents wrote, “Making our street one-way from Central Avenue to Hyde Park Avenue will substantially cut down on the high speed non-local traffic, contributing to the safety of the street.”

“Small, residential streets in Boston’s neighborhoods should be safe and inviting for residents and their guests who use them to walk, ride bikes, and drive their personal vehicles or take public transportation to move around their communities,” said Boston Transportation Department Commissioner Gina N. Fiandaca.  “I am happy that BTD had this opportunity to work with Dell Avenue residents and implement a measure that will help to preserve the street for neighborhood use, and I’d like to thank the residents for the time and effort that they put into this project.”