Main Street/Route 28 Improvement, Andover
DCI is continuing to work on updating signals and other aspects of Route 28/Main Street in Andover, for which it was the lead engineer on a safety improvement project that was completed in 2010.
The goals of the Main Street redesign included improved efficiency and safety of vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle movement. These goals were accomplished with the addition of state-of-the-art signalization, rerouting bicycle lanes, new turning lanes where none previously existed, and the reorganization of the sidewalk environment with new, appropriately placed streetscape equipment. Curb extensions were added to improve turning movements and reduce pedestrian crossing widths. Pedestrian oriented spaces, such as the Public Library and Elm Square, received special urban design attention to accommodate heavy public use for the foreseeable future. The project also reduced traffic through residential neighborhoods nearby.