West Chatham Roadway Design Project, Chatham
Town of Chatham, Massachusetts
Prior to HSH engaging with the Town of Chatham, the section of Route 28 between George Ryder Road and Barn Hill Road had vehicular-, pedestrian-, and bicycle-related safety concerns. HSH helped gain a majority consensus amongst the local community and Board of Selectmen to advance a roadway improvement project. Once the deliverable had been determined with the Town’s support, HSH advanced the project through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) process from conceptual design to plans, specifications, and estimate (PS&E).
The project envisioned a space for all users: vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. The design included a shared use path along the northern extent of the work limits, a sidewalk on the south side, narrower travel lanes, and the elimination of a two-way left turn lane. The center piece of the project is the two defining roundabouts welcoming people into Chatham Village.