City of Lawrence to host community presentation on Massachusetts Street improvements project

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Liberty Memorial Central Middle School is pictured in September 2018.

The City of Lawrence will host a community presentation next week to share more information about a study that since October 2023 has been gathering feedback on potential improvements to the stretch of Massachusetts Street between 14th and 23rd streets.

On Wednesday, the city will host a presentation at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St., from 5 to 6 p.m. in the second floor library. The middle school is located at one end of the portion of Massachusetts Street the city has been examining for improvements.

According to a press release about the presentation, city staff will present a preferred alternative concept design and a design report developed using input from the community, traffic analysis, guidance from master plans and input from city leaders. The improvements study aims to improve the functionality and safety of the corridor for all types of transportation — including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and automobile users.

“The project is located in a signature corridor for the city and, as such, seeks a high level of community engagement,” the release reads.

According to the release, the project will culminate in a set of recommended improvements that will be reviewed by the city’s Multimodal Transportation Commission and the Lawrence City Commission.

More information about the project is available on the city’s website.


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