Contact: Dan Murphy, City Engineer
Come Share Your Ideas and Concerns - Envision the Future of Main Street!
Easthampton, MA - The City is beginning the process of re-imagining Main Street. As part of a multi-year design process, a community meeting will be held on the Main Street Transportation Improvement Project (TIP) at the Easthampton Congregational Church 116 Main Street at 6 p.m. on March 14, 2023.
We want to learn what brings you to Main Street, what you like most about it, and what could be improved. The project seeks to create a Main Street that will improve safety, transit, walking, and bicycling infrastructure, street trees, green infrastructure, public space, loading zones, and park access, and the design will employ traffic calming to lower vehicle speeds to make downtown Easthampton safer and more attractive for all users. The estimated $13.7 million dollar project will primarily be funded by the state under the TIP program and will be designed by McMahon Associates of Westfield.
“This once-in-a-century project will transform Main Street into a safer, more accessible place for everyone and provide more space for business and community while maintaining its historic character,” said Mayor Nicole LaChapelle.
“Main Street, like Union Street before it, has some of the oldest infrastructure in the City and is the next logical place for a TIP project,” said DPW Director Greg Nuttelman.
The first community meeting will introduce the Main Street project to the public, provide the design schedule and milestones, and be followed by break-out groups to develop ideas and help the City and the design team determine community-identified priorities as the project design commences.
We’ve created an interactive project webpage including a way for people to sign up to receive updates and to take a survey. Click here to view the webpage, learn more, and provide feedback.
Transportation to and from the event is available through the Council on Aging. To arrange call 413-527-6151 EXT 0 or email email@example.com