This summer through the fall, the Village will be working on the south end of Memorial Plaza between Bedford Road and the gazebo. The work is designed to improve pedestrian safety, parking and traffic circulation. The overall project will extend into 2022, however part of the work will be completed by this fall. Although there will be construction work in various places, the roadway and most parking areas will remain open throughout the work.
The work includes:
- Revising the curb and crosswalks around the gazebo to connect to a new pedestrian walkway to Cooley Street (being built as part of the construction at 70 Memorial Plaza).
- Reducing the width of the median south of the gazebo—creating enough space to convert the perpendicular metered spaces to angled parking spaces on both sides of the roadway. We will lose the existing trees in that median, but new plantings are to be added elsewhere in the Plaza.
- Replacing light pole and fixtures.
- Creating a new crosswalk on south end of Memorial Plaza.
Please click here for a layout of the project and more details regarding the timeline.