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MBTA starts construction works for new bus lanes in Everett, US [free access]

September 28, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and the city of Everett have announced the commencement of construction works for a series of bus lanes on Sweetser Circle, Main Street, and Broadway in Everett.


These bus lanes are a part of the Rapid Response Bus Lane Program, which aims to improve service reliability to facilitate social-distancing measures for MBTA riders and operators on the system’s busiest routes. The bus lanes will be operational by October 2020.


The project components include an all-day bus lane along the outside lane of Sweetser Circle; an outbound evening rush-hour bus lane on Main Street from Sweetser Circle to Tileston Street; and an outbound evening rush-hour bus lane on Broadway from Sweetser Circle to Chelsea Street.


The total project cost for the Sweetser Circle project is expected to be around USD270,000. MBTA will be covering the cost of construction. The city of Everett has funded the project design and is managing the construction of the project.