The City of Worcester is working proactively to attract new residents, visitors and businesses through small- and large-scale redevelopment projects. Below is a listing of some of the current projects happening across the City.
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The City of Worcester, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), is launching a project to redesign Chandler Street between Main Street and Park Avenue. Chandler Street is a vital artery connecting neighborhoods with schools, businesses and healthcare services.
The project will improve the design and traffic control for Chandler Street in the vicinity of the Worcester State University campus. The proposed work includes the construction of two modern roundabouts at the northern and southern intersections of May Street and Chandler Street with the addition of median islands, curbing and landscaping/hardscaping. The project will also include upgraded pedestrian, transit and cycling accommodations.
The City of Worcester is committed to improving public schools' infrastructure to help students with their goal of academic excellence. With two major school construction projects in the works and others recently completed, we are dedicated to advancing Worcester's future.
The City is embarking on a long-overdue $11 million top-to-bottom reconstruction of Main Street. This is not simply a repaving project. We’re building a Main Street that is not just a way to drive from Point A to Point B… but a 21st century Main Street, that embraces modern urban design philosophies, that is built to encourage parking your car and walking to multiple experiences, all throughout downtown. We want downtown to be a destination, not a waypoint, and this new Main Street will deliver on that vision.
Worcester's Union Station is undergoing improvements to the platform, track and its accessibility to patrons. The upgrades will improve the station's function, capacity, level of service, safety and make it fully accessible.
A $565 million, multi-phased project in the heart of downtown Worcester, is one of the largest public-private development projects in the Commonwealth.
The City of Worcester is developing a long-term plan that will help prioritize investments in our water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure for the next 50 years.
View a list of scheduled construction related activity for resurfacing, water and sewer work city-wide. Motorists are advised that there will be traffic delays at these locations.
The Executive Office of Economic Development works collaboratively with other city divisions, city departments, and partners on a wide range of projects and initiatives.