Main Street Improvement Project
Link to June 6 Workshop Meeting Video
Link to June 6 Presentation Boards
Link to June 6 Powerpoint Presentation
Main Street Design - Project Open House
Easthampton, MA - Come see how your March 2023 input from the kickoff meeting was used to develop concepts for the future design of Main Street! We are hosting an Open House, where you can stay for the whole event, or drop in at your convenience to provide input on the concept designs for improving Main Street.
The Open House includes a brief presentation and interactive stations, where you can view the preliminary concepts up close at your own pace and tell us what you think.
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Easthampton Congregational Church
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Main Street Redesign: More Information
November 1, 2022
On August 29, 2022, staff from the City and its design consultant McMahon Associates met to discuss preliminary steps, action items, and schedule associated with future improvement on Main Street.
August 31, 2022
In January 2022 the City of Easthampton, Department of Public Works, and Planning Department released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for MassDOT qualified engineering firms to initiate a long-term re-design plan for Main Street (Route 10). The goal of the project is to create a Main Street that will improve safety, transit, walking, bicycling infrastructure, street trees, green infrastructure, and employ designs that make downtown Easthampton safer and more attractive for users.
The project builds off the City’s 2017 Complete Street Prioritization Plan as well as the 2020 Downtown Strategic Plan and will complement the enhancements to Cottage Street, Main Street, Ferry Street, the work underway on Union Street, the planned improvements to Holyoke Street, Payson Avenue and Park Street (bicycle and pedestrian improvements to connect the rail trail to the new Mountain View school).
The project scope is Route 10 from the Manhan River bridge, rotary (including a portion of Pleasant Street) to the intersection of Main and Park Street and will be led by McMahon Associates.
In coordination with the City, the project will officially begin next week with land surveying which is an essential first step necessary to establish existing conditions. Assessments and mapping of underground utilities will occur in the fall and public outreach, stakeholder meetings, and on-the-ground design meetings are anticipated to begin in the spring.
The MassDOT TIP process is lengthy and has multiple steps including a 25% design public hearing which not anticipated to occur until spring/summer of 2024. Since this is the very early stages of the project, construction is not expected to occur until 2026.