What happened to the Belmont Street / Trapelo Road bicycle lane

Where is the bike lane on Belmont Street and Trapelo Road? It looks like final striping was done recently and what was painted does not deserve to be called a bike lane. All along we were told buffered bike lanes were required by federal guidelines (because of the 90% federal funding). What is there now […]

Belmont/Trapelo Project Update

According to MassDOT engineers, the project to reconstruct Belmont Street/Trapelo Road is 80% complete. It is on budget, but is about 9 months behind schedule. Bring your questions and concerns about the project to a meeting on March 15 from 6:30 – 9:00 PM in the Third Floor Gallery in the Homer Building, 19 Moore Street, Belmont (across from Belmont Town Hall in Belmont Center).

Trapelo/Common Intersection

There has been serious confusion at the reworked Trapelo Road/Common Street intersection, especially for traffic coming from Watertown. Everyone involved is very aware of the confusion and are all working together to make the situation safer, including immediate changes listed in this post. The bottom line: Don’t continue across Trapelo on Common except on the straight green.

Trapelo Road Construction Update

Recently, Senator Brownsberger hosted a meeting with officials from MassDOT to get an update on the Trapelo Road reconstruction project. The project, scheduled to be completed in September, will take longer than anticipated, but the most challenging work is already complete and MassDOT does not expect any further major delays. Here is Massport’s project update with additional detail and explanation.