Bedford / Hartwell Complete Streets Transportation Project

Public Engagement 


Prior Presentations and Meetings

  • October 19, 2021 Public Forum
    • The Town of Lexington held the first of three public forums. At this first meeting there will be a short presentation outlining the current conditions of the roads, issues and opportunities and the project objectives, elements and schedule. Presentation Slides (PDF) and Video of the Meeting.
  • Joint Planning Board - Select Board Meeting July 26, 2021 Presentation Slides (PDF).

About the Project

Spring of 2021, the Town hired VHB, Inc. to develop 25% design level plans for complete streets reconstruction that addresses safety, traffic flow and pedestrian, bicycle, transit - alternative modes of transportation. VHB is currently conducting an existing conditions survey and collecting and analyzing environmental, land use, transportation and safety data. Special Fall Town Meeting 2019-1 appropriated $1,500,000 for design and engineering services for this project.

Project Goals

  • Improve Mobility and Accessibility of all users of the circulation and transportation systems including public transit, pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles
  • Improve safety for all users
  • Improve aesthetic of the corridor
  • Minimize / mitigate negative impacts on residential streets
  • Facilitate a clear, inclusive and transparent design process

Background Information

For information on related studies please visit the Bedford/Hartwell Background Info Page on the Planning Division's website.