Lexington awarded nearly $300,000 as part of Massachusetts' Complete Streets program

A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes — walking, biking, transit and vehicles — for people of all ages and abilities.

Governor Baker said that the money would be used to by communities “to design and develop transportation projects that address their unique needs and help people using all modes of travel get where they need to go”.

Lexington is one of 15 cities and towns included in the $5.5 million state program. The town will receive $292,198 in funding for a comprehensive plan to improve safety and accessibility throughout the town.

Seven elementary and middle schools will receive:

  • multiple flashing school zone devices
  • new ramps
  • new pavement markings to improve safety and visibility at crossings 

The award also includes:

  • reconstructing the sidewalk along the north side of Outlook Drive
  • maintenance of existing on-street bicycle lane striping throughout the town
  • installation of bicycle racks at fourteen key conservation and recreation access point entrances