MassWorks Grant

The improvements will include roadway widening, traffic signal improvements at Dascomb Road/Smith Drive, Dascomb Road/Frontage Road, Frontage Road/I-93 SB Ramps, and Dascomb Road/I-93 NB Ramps, construction of bicycle lanes, sidewalks, lighting, and a sewer extension.

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The transportation improvements along Dascomb Road are required under existing conditions due to traffic congestion, high crash rates (in the period between 2006-2010 there were 265 crashes at the interchange), and poor intersection/interchange operations (the I-93/Lowell Junction Interchange determined that Dascomb 09/12/2016 Page 2 of 10 MassWorks Infrastructure Program - 2016 MWIP-2016-Andover-00109 Project Type and Description Road Interchange operated at a Level of Service F, the lowest rating).

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hEALTHY TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES - COMPLETE STREETS

The proposed improvements will include reconstructing/widening Dascomb Road into a multimodal roadway that will accommodate healthy transportation alternatives such as walking, bicycling, and public/shared transit at the existing Park and Ride.

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TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS with SMart light technology

The project proposes:

  • (1) roadway and traffic signal improvements to improve traffic flow for vehicular users which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • (2) sidewalks and bicycle lanes
  • (3) reconstruction of approximately 3,500 linear feet of Dascomb Road/ East Street, from Jill’s Way to Cardinal Lane;
  • (4) new traffic signals at the East Street/ Shawsheen Street intersection, the Dascomb Road/ Smith Way intersection, the Dascomb Road/ Frontage Road intersection, the Frontage Road/ Rt 93 intersection, and the Dascomb Road/ Rt 93 intersection
  • (5) five signalized pedestrian crossings
  • (6) extend Andover’s municipal sewer along Dascomb Road to support development.
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SEWER CONNECTION

The Dascomb Road Improvements Project proposes to remove the barriers to economic development by improving public safety, improving the flow of traffic, and providing a sewer connection to the Town of Andover’s municipal sewer system.