Road, community development development coming to Braintree, Rockland, Milton

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Braintree received $65,139.80 to add curb bump-outs, bring all existing curb ramps into ADA compliance, install new signage for parking and crosswalks, and plant new trees on the portion of South Braintree Square that includes Washington Street from Pearl Street to Taylor Street.

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Marshfield received $47,000.00 to install pedestrian safety beacons and bollards along the Marshfield Bridle Trail.

Canton received $16,805.00 to expand traffic calming measures to include two additional speed tables, signage, and pavement markings, all proximate to a park and playground.

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Milton received $4,673.62 to install bicycling parking at several parks, schools, and other public spaces, and Plymouth received $193,000.00 to make safety improvements at five vulnerable intersections, including signal upgrades, new crosswalks, and ADA-compliant ramps.

Rockland received $184,200.00 to make major improvements to the streets of the downtown area, including better and safer facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists, new bike parking at the local Senior Center, and better connections to the Rockland Rail Trail.

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“The Shared Streets and Spaces Program exemplifies the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to providing safe and equitable transportation networks that support the Commonwealth’s transit, economic, climate and public health goals,” Acting Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler said in a statement. “Projects like these can really have a major impact for daily life, safety and accessibility in a community – making a difference in a family’s choice to go out on the town, and a local restaurant owners’ ability to keep their staff employed and busy.