MassDOT Response Regarding the Randolph Ave and Chickatawbut Road Project

From: Town of Milton
March 1, 2023

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation ("MassDOT") responded to the Town's letter regarding the proposed project at Randolph Ave and Chickatawbut Road.

The MassDOT letter is available by clicking on this link.  

The letter states that the proposed roundabout is the preferred alternative design: "While there has been significant concern and skepticism voiced from the public regarding the roundabout, it has remained the preferred alternative for design due to the safety benefits it is expected to provide for the intersection. It is understood that there are additional safety concerns beyond these project limits along the Route 28 corridor, however the intersection of Randolph Avenue at Chickatawbut Road has consistently ranked as a Top 10 crash location within the state and is therefore prioritized for safety improvements. The intersection project is funded by the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and MassDOT is therefore responsible for prioritizing the intersection design which provides the greatest safety benefits. The proposed roundabout design meets the project goals to improve safety and mobility through the intersection and reducing vehicle speeds."

MassDOT did respond to comments about safety along the Route 28 Corridor and states: "In response to requests to expand the study area to the full corridor, MassDOT is committed to performing further analysis to evaluate potential for interim corridor improvements, separate from the Randolph Avenue and Chickatawbut Road intersection project."

The letter submitted to MassDOT by the Select Board is available by clicking on this link. 

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