Connect Historic Boston, Boston

Connect Historic Boston Map
Connect Historic Boston Map

City of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

The TIGER Grant-funded Connect Historic Boston project is one of the most progressive multimodal transportation projects in the country. The $24 million construction project revolutionized the way Boston residents commute and tourists explore the City. The focal point is a two-way protected cycle track that runs along the center of Causeway Street in front of the TD Garden. The 1.4-mile Complete Streets project extends from Atlantic Avenue along Commercial Street, Causeway Street, and Staniford Street to Cambridge Street.

From planning to concepts development, design, and construction services and inspection, this project included wider sidewalks, shorter crossings, and accessibility improvements further enhance Boston’s reputation as America’s Walking City. The new cycle track and state-of-the-art bicycle signals provide significant improvements for cyclists in the City.

HSH designed interconnected traffic signals with communication to the Boston Transportation Department’s (BTD’s) operations center. Pervious paving with subdrains and rain gardens we also part of this complex design. Our Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TTCP) kept this important area open to traffic, TD Garden events, and business access during construction. The project was delivered shovel-ready within the one-year schedule.