Governor Charlie Baker announced on Friday that Stoneham was one of 22 communities in the Commonwealth that was awarded funding through the MassDOT Complete Streets Program. A “Complete Street” is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes and for all people, taking into account the ages and abilities of individuals.
Stoneham will receive $379,084 for safety improvements to the Pleasant and Williams Street and Pleasant and Spring Street intersections. Additionally, pedestrian safety improvements will be made to Central Street, and a bicycle rack will be installed at the Town Common.
The Town’s Director of Planning & Community Development, Erin Wortman, applied for the funding after working extensively with the town and residents to create a Complete Streets Policy and develop a Prioritization Plan.