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Redefining Our Community

This page contains information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets plan for the Redefining Our Community neighborhood.

Neighborhood Slow Streets is Boston's approach to traffic calming on residential streets. We're focused on street designs that self-enforce slower speeds and safer behaviors. Through this program, we aim to:

  • reduce the number and severity of crashes on residential streets
  • lessen the impacts of traffic, and
  • add to the quality of life in our neighborhoods.

The Redefining Our Community neighborhood is one of five communities selected to join the program in 2018.

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  • Looking for general information about the Neighborhood Slow Streets program? Visit the Neighborhood Slow Streets page.

Construction update

Construction for your neighborhood is prioritized in 2022.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH CONSTRUCTION: 

When construction is scheduled, we will send an update to our email list for that zone. Construction crews will post "No Parking" signs at least 48 hours before any work that impacts parking. Temporary signs and markings will be added. 

Our Neighborhood Slow Streets program makes lasting safety improvements for our residents. Each zone's design includes reconstruction of several intersections. That's in addition to tools such as speed humps, pavement markings, and signs. Our engineered design plans have been fully approved and are ready for construction.

You can expect different construction crews for each part of the design plan. Construction schedules are weather-dependent. You can generally expect the following:

  • Mini-roundabout at Milton Avenue and Edson Street: Construction will take about three weeks, weather permitting. The intersection will be repaved. Final pavement markings will be installed within a few weeks of construction. While most work will be done during the day, final pavement markings will be installed overnight so the paint dries before traffic picks up in the morning. 
  • Speed humps: Construction may take a few days. The speed humps will have temporary paint and signage.
  • Clear corners: Signs and pavement markings for clear corners have already been installed.

View the plan!

View the safety improvements we'll install as part of the Redefine Our Community and Dorchester Unified Neighborhood Slow Streets zones. 

View the Final Plan!

A closer look

We're slowing turns and improving crosswalks at wide intersections, installing corner parking restrictions at corners where visibility is a challenge, and installing speed humps throughout the neighborhood.

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