Securing Funding for Roadway Rehabilitation
Tighe & Bond assisted the City of Beverly with securing $5.28 million in funding through the State Transportation Improvement Program for the rehabilitation of Bridge Street, a 1.3 mile corridor connecting Route 62 in Danvers with downtown Beverly. Bridge Street also serves as an important route for Salem residents via the Kernwood Avenue Bridge. The proposed project included rehabilitation of the roadway surface; reconstruction of sidewalks and wheelchair ramps which are currently discontinuous and in poor condition; drainage improvements; and traffic signal improvements, including signalization of the congested and dangerous Bridge Street at River Street intersection.
As part of the project, the project team completed the conceptual design for the corridor; held a public workshop to hear community concerns and present design concepts; and submitted a Project Need Form, Project Information Form, and Functional Design Report to MassDOT and the Boston Region MPO in support of TIP funding for these improvements. The project currently ranks in the top ten of evaluated projects in the Boston Region MPO.