ROUTE 3A RECONSTRUCTION
TranSystems is providing roadway improvements and safety upgrades along a 4,000 foot Route 3A corridor between Beechwood Street in Cohasset and Henry Turner Bailey Road in Scituate. At the onset of the project TranSystems collected crash data and conducted a Road Safety Audit which identified two main areas of concern: lack of pedestrian and bicycle accommodations and poor control of access to numerous businesses along the corridor.
TranSystems developed several concepts addressing these deficiencies and presented them to the two towns. The selected alternative includes a road diet concept featuring a two-way left turn lane and introduction of sidewalks and bicycle lanes along the entire length of the corridor. The preferred alternative also includes access control techniques incorporating driveway consolidation and traffic flow revisions. The project is currently being advanced into final design.