Melnea Cass Boulevard Reconstruction, Boston

City of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Melnea Cass Boulevard is an important arterial providing access from I-93 to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) and Boston University Medical Center (BUMC). The South Bay Harbor Trail, an important
pedestrian and bicycle facility, also exists along the corridor. The HSH team is working with the community to design a ‘Complete Street’ that is multimodal, green, and smart.

HSH is leading a multidisciplinary team, working with the City, the community, and MassDOT, to develop concepts for how all modes can be safely accommodated. The concept design incorporates two-way separated bicycle facilities on both sides of the street as well as wider sidewalks and some on-street parking. The team is developing an overall vision for the street, including considering development parcels along the corridor. HSH is providing transportation planning, traffic engineering, civil engineering, and public involvement services on the project. The project will incorporate innovative stormwater management practices, as well as traffic and transit signal design elements.