Quincy Center Transportation Improvements, Quincy

City of Quincy
Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy Center is home to City Hall and a bustling urban core. The City proposed the construction of a new park on the section of Route 3A between City Hall and the United First Parish Church. HSH is proud to have collaborated with the City to deliver a high-profile, sophisticated, complete streets project. Our feasibility study and associated traffic flow modeling showed that closing a section of Hancock Street, coupled with circulation changes, would enable the vision of the new civic space; one that reconnects the Church of the Presidents with Quincy City Hall and the Quincy Center MBTA Station.

HSH has been coordinating with utility providers to upgrade and relocate their infrastructure, and designing updated municipal water, sewer and drain to allow the park to be constructed. HSH’s design also includes stormwater management, irrigation supply, and providing for the unique requirements of the water features which includes water supply, recirculation, and drain lines.

The $6.6 million transportation project incorporates new bike lanes inviting cyclists to access the adjacent MBTA Station. Important pedestrian accessibility improvements are also featured, incorporating raised crosswalks with hybrid beacon (HAWK) pedestrian signals to serve the significant pedestrian activity in the Center.  The project was completed in Summer 2017.

HSH received the Silver Award from the ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence award in November 2017.