Dorchester Avenue, Boston

City of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

The reconstruction of Dorchester Avenue was the culmination of extensive collaboration between the City of Boston, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and HSH. As one of the first American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) or stimulus projects in the Commonwealth, close engagement was needed to deliver the $12.9M project within the accelerated 9 month schedule. Successfully coordinating and delivering multimodal urban projects is what we do. 

Running through the heart of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood for a length of four miles, the project upgraded 13 signalized intersections for pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists. Elements included bike boxes, accessible ramp upgrades, and a coordinated traffic signal system that connected to the City’s Transportation Management Center. 

The collaborative approach incorporated the expertise of the City’s agencies and the vision of Dorchester’s businesses and residents. We are pleased that Dorchester Avenue is now transformed with major safety and mobility improvements.