Complete Streets Program

Notice to Residents:  Essential road and sidewalk work in and around the Route 225 / Lowell Street Roundabout will be commencing on or about June 29, 2020. The work under this contract includes but is not limited to earth excavation, granite curbing, concrete sidewalks and ADA ramps, hot mix asphalt sidewalks and driveways, new traffic signs and pavement markings, landscaping and other miscellaneous work. The project also includes constructing a new sidewalk along the north side of Bedford Road from the roundabout to the existing sidewalk on the west side of East Street. Also included in the work is the reconstruction of two crosswalks located at #141 Bedford Road to #142 Bedford Road and the crosswalk near Banta Fields to #321 Bedford Road. The work schedule on the project will be Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Final Approval CS Plan - Rotary & Signage HERE 

Final Approved CS Plan - Bedford Road Crosswalk and Signage  Locations HERE 

Final Approved CS Plan - Bedford Road  Sidewalks and East Street Intersection HERE

Complete Streets

Streets are a vital part of livable, attractive communities.  Complete Streets are designed to integrate the needs of all users with a priority on safety and usability.  A Complete Streets approach integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation networks. This helps to ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments within the context and constraints of the roadway. The Commonwealth provides incentives to communities that adopt policies and develop plans that reflect these principles.

Complete Streets Tier 1 Policy Adoption

The Town of Carlisle’s Complete Streets Policy, adopted by the Board of Selectman on July 10th, 2018, was submitted and accepted by the MassDOT for inclusion in the Complete Streets Program with a score of 97 out of 100 points.

Complete Streets Tier 2 Prioritization Plan

The Town of Carlisle received a planning grant of $30,000 to work with an engineering firm on the development of the Complete Streets Prioritization Plan identifying potential projects that would be eligible for funding.  Carlisle’s Complete Streets Prioritization Plan was submitted and approved by MassDOT in August 2018 making Carlisle eligible to apply for construction funding under Tier 3 of the Complete Streets Program.

Complete Streets Tier 3 Construction Projects

The Town of Carlisle submitted a construction funding application in October 2018 and will receive an award of $250,000 to fund Projects 1, 2 and 4 from the prioritization plan.  Construction will take place in the summer of 2019 and includes the following:

  • Project 1: Installation of RRFB signage at 2 Bedford Road crosswalks. ($40,000)
  • Project 2: Rotary redesign to include realigned approaches, truck apron and crosswalk improvements. ($145,000)
  • Project 4: Construct sidewalk to fill network gap between East Street and Library crosswalk. ($65,00                                                                Th

The Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee is charged with implementing and managing all approved and funded Complete Streets grant projects awarded to Carlisle.