Sidewalk designs are ongoing for Merriam Street between Sunset Road and Westland Road to make connection to existing sidewalks at either end.
Conceptual design fees were approved under Article 7 of the 2014 Special Town Meeting and design fees were approved under Article 22 of the 2015 Annual Town Meeting.
The consultants, Beals + Thomas, were charged with identifying appropriate locations for the sidewalk based upon numerous constraints to minimize land disturbance and impacts to mature trees, stone walls, utility poles, and wetland resource areas.
The Committee has also been working with the Conservation Commission to address sensitive wetland issues, including a boardwalk treatment crossing Cherry Brook and the reconstruction of the existing culvert.
The committee will be seeking feedback from the public, and abutters in particular, on these alignments as well as having the consultant develop final design and construction cost estimates. All meetings of the Traffic & Sidewalk Committee are open to the public. Interested residents can subscribe to receive meeting agenda notifications, either email or text, from the Traffic and Sidewalk Committee.