BROCKTON (WBZNewsRadio) — It's been years of congestion, bikers with no designated lanes of travel, and pedestrians desperate for a safe space to cross the street. Now, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has found a solution for the intersection of Cary, Lyman and Centre Streets, also known as Rt. 123.
In recent years the intersection had made headlines for being among the top 200 crash locations in the state, per MassDOT. The agency says it's in part because of its high congestion, limited signal visibility, inadequate lighting, and lack of traffic signal pre-emption.
At a public hearing with the city, state and regional organizations on April 26, MassDOT announced a recommended solution for the dangerous intersection.
Project manager and traffic engineer for MassDOT Jon Freeman announced there will be two phases of the improvement project. Freeman proposed adding left-turn lanes on Centre Street, ADA-compliant sidewalks, bike lanes, compliant curb ramps, increased width for turning vehicles, emergency vehicle pre-emption among others.
The project will cost $2,135,071 and will be 90 percent federally funded and 10 percent state funded. Construction is set to start in the spring of 2024.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports