BOSTON – The communities of Abington and Quincy were recently selected by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as the recipients of a combined $1 million in grant funding for local infrastructure projects through the state’s Complete Streets program.

Abington received $495,271 to reconstruct sidewalks along the eastern side of Washington Street from Beaver Brook Elementary School to Lantern Avenue. The project also includes bicycle lanes and crossing improvements along Washington Street.

Quincy received $500,000 to reconstruct the intersection at Granite Street and Whitwell Street to remove one channelized turn lane and shorten crossing distances. The project will also upgrade traffic signals with Accessible Pedestrian Signals, install new curb ramps, and rebuild intersection sidewalks.

The grant program defines a “Complete Street” as a roadway that enables safe, convenient, and comfortable travel for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. Administered by MassDOT, the Complete Streets Funding Program aims to teach communities about Complete Streets and encourage the integration of Complete Streets into regular local planning practices.

Communities were able to apply for up to $500,000 in funding to implement a Complete Streets project – an increase from $400,000 in prior rounds of application.

For more information about the Complete Streets Funding Program, visit gis.massdot.state.ma.us/completestreets

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