Ward 7 Update: 1265 Main (Polaroid Site) Traffic Improvement Plan

Upcoming Meeting: I want to hear from you!

Wednesday, August 21st, 6 pm

Auditorium @ Government Center (110 School Street)

Mayor Jeanette McCarthy will co-host. 

Following a May meeting for residents of Livingstone & Sibley regarding a noise barrier, I heard from many of my Ward 7 constituents with questions about other aspects of the project. I have invited the traffic designer for 1265 Main (Robert Nagi) to return for an additional meeting. The new design will be presented, with an opportunity for you to make comments and ask questions. 

I want to hear your concerns about: 

  • Proposed removal of the on-ramp from Rt 20 west to Rt 128 north 

  • Safety and traffic flow around the rotary

  • Changes to the lights cycles at Tavern Road, Cedarwood Ave, and Rt 20 intersections

  • Displacement of cut-through traffic from newly dead-ended Stowe Street through Ravenswood and other areas

  • Pedestrian and bike access to Market Basket Plaza

And anything else that’s on your mind.

The developers expect to present finalized plans to the Waltham Traffic Commission in the coming months, and will follow with submission to the State DOT for permitting and approval. I am actively working with the Mayor’s office, state and federal representatives, and DOT decision makers to ensure this project prioritizes the needs of our community. 

If you have comments you’d like to submit outside of the meeting, please get in touch by clicking here to fill out a contact form. Please note: this will be a public record, and I may include your comments as part of future communications with the State DOT or FHWA.

Please visit my other pages for information on other traffic and infrastructure projects I have championed for Ward 7.