Merriam Street - Proposed

Sidewalk designs are ongoing for Merriam Street between Sunset Road and Westland Road to make connection to existing sidewalks at either end.

Project Approval


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.

Consultant Responsibilities


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 April 2015 Progress Drawings (PDF) show an alignment on the west side of Merriam Street, as this was determined from a site walk and later discussions with the Traffic and Sidewalk Committee.  The June 2016 Progress Drawings (PDF) are available to the left.

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Public Feedback


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. A public meeting will be scheduled at a point where the committee believes the project is ready for presentation. Interested residents can subscribe to receive agenda notifications, either email or text, from the Traffic and Sidewalk Committee.