Complete Streets Program

The Town of Agawam is working with Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to implement a Complete Streets Program. In February 2016, the Agawam City Council adopted a Complete Streets Administrative Policy which was cosponsored by Mayor Richard A. Cohen and Council President James P. Cichetti.

Complete streets are designed and operated to provide safety and accessibility for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and motorists. The Town's policy was approved my MassDOT which qualifies the Town for up to $50,000 to create a Prioritization Plan. The Town has recently received approval to create this Prioritization Plan with the help of the consulting firm of Howard Stein Hudson Engineers and Planners (HSH).

Committee


A Complete Streets Committee will be working with HSH to create this plan. Once approved by MassDOT, this plan will be used in conjunction with up to $400,000 of state funds for construction. Types of projects include but are not limited to: bicycle lanes, sidewalks, signalized pedestrian crossings, rapid flash beacons, traffic calming measures, signage, etc. Stay tuned for more information as this program develops.

Bike Lane Installation


In the meantime, the Agawam Department of Public Works (DPW) and Engineering Department is finishing up the installation of several more miles of bike lanes on Suffield Street and Shoemaker Lane. Also, a shared use path was recently constructed along the frontage of the High School and will connect to the front of the building to provide a safe access route for students who walk and bike to school.

If you would like additional information or would like to provide input on possible projects, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle C. Chase, P.E., the Town Engineer, using the contact us form.

Agawam Complete Streets Prioritization Plan


Public Meeting


There will be a public meeting Monday, March 13, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center Dining Room located at:
954 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001

Informal open public discussion to start at 5:30 p.m. A group of residents met with the Agawam DPW and HSH back in November to compile a list of complete street improvement requests. This includes sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic calming, crosswalks, pedestrian signals, bus stop improvements, etc. Also data was gathered from the wikimap below.

HSH and the Agawam DPW have reviewed the project list and will presenting the results of our Prioritization Plan at this meeting. One of the top projects could receive up to $400,000 in funding from MassDOT for construction starting as soon as July 1, 2017. View the advertisement for this meeting (PDF).

Obrien's Corner Complete Streets Draft Concept Plan (Subject to Change)

Obrien's Corner Complete Streets Draft Concept Plan

Agawam Complete Streets Wiki Map


Make suggestions for improvements for bicycle, pedestrian and transit related accommodations throughout town online! View the Agawam complete streets wiki map.
Agawam Complete Streets Wiki map