Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Monday, July 28, 2014

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:31 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:38 P.M.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Morris A Bergman
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Michael T Gaffney Councilor Morris A Bergman Councilor Konstantina B Lukes @ 5:39 P.M. (The Chairperson announced at the start of the meeting that Councilor Lukes had notified him that, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, she chose not to sit as a member of the Committee at this meeting because she owns property on a different portion of Harding Street than that being considered in this meeting.)
Also:DPWP Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone DPWP Traffic Engineer Nick Lyford City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Communications of the City Manager


Transmitting Communication Relative to the Harding Street Traffic Improvement Project. # 11.7C CM July 22, 2014


1. Allen Fletcher, Worcester resident
2. Bob Largess, Sutton resident
3. Seth Derderian, Worcester resident
4. Lenny Lorusso, Worcester resident
5. Scott Ricker, Worcester resident
6. Jo Hart, Worcester resident
7. John Giangregorio, Boston resident

Brian Brosnan, PE, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., consultants explained the various options under consideration in the redesign and reconstruction of a section of Harding Street from Winter Street to Kelley Square.

Recommend Accept and Approval of the Harding Street Design Option #2 which shall provide for two-way traffic on Harding Street from Winter Street to Kelley Square with 7 foot sidewalks on each side, 7 foot parking on each side, 5 foot bike lane on each side and 11 foot travel lanes in both directions.