On Thursday, May 15th, the City of Boston Public Works Department held an open house style public meeting to  provide updates on this project.

On February 26, 2014, the project team for Connecting Historic Boston held the 25% design public hearing for the project.

On December 10, 2013, the project team for Connecting Historic Boston held an open public meeting regarding the Constitution Road portion of the project.

On November 14, 2013, the project team for Connecting Historic Boston held an open public meeting regarding the Constitution Road portion of the project.

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Constitution Road is the front door to the Charlestown Navy Yard. 1.5 million annual visitors arrive at the Charlestown Navy Yard via Constitution Road, many along the Freedom Trail. At the main entrance gate and bus drop off for the National Park Service Visitor Center, Constitution Road bends 90 degrees and widens, forming a focal point.  Vehicles are not permitted through this entrance gate, which serves as the primary walking and biking route into the Navy Yard. At its southern end, Constitution Road provides the only at-grade connection to Paul Revere Park in the New Charles River Basin. From there, Charlestown residents and commuters travel on foot and by bike to Cambridge via the new North Bank Bridge, and to Boston via the Charles River Locks.  Constitution Road has a narrow sidewalk on the Freedom Trail side, no bicycle lanes, and a wide vehicular rightof-way. The north side of the street is lined with town houses, and redevelopment is planned for the parking lots on the south side of the street.

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Appendix Constitution Road

 

Connect Historic Boston is funded through a TIGER grant from U.S. DOT, administered by the Federal Highway Administration.