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Chandler Street & May Street Improvements

Chandler Street & May Street Improvements

At a Glance

  • Roadway alignment changes to the intersection of Chandler and May to increase safety for all modes of traffic.
  • Improvements to the sidewalks and curbing to provide on street parking for students and parents of the nearby schools.
  • Improvements to the streetscape will include islands with landscaping elements and better lighting for areas with crosswalks.
  • Estimated project cost: $5.4 million to be funded through the 2025 Transportation Improvement Program for the Central Massachusetts Metropolitan Planning Organization.
  • Anticipated start of construction: 2025

Project Overview

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.

Design Public Hearing

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a Live Virtual Design Public Hearing on Project File No. 608961, Intersection Improvements on Chandler Street and May Street, on June 15 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the hearing was to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Intersection Improvements on Chandler Street and May Street project and provide comment on the changes proposed.

Learn more by reviewing the Hearing Flyer and Notice:

Plans are linked below, and will also be available for review in-person during business hours at the Division of Planning & Regulatory Services, City Hall Room 404, 455 Main Street. Phone 508-799-1400 or email: Mobility@worcesterma.gov.

Project Timeline

  • Design Public Hearing - June 2022
  • Construction Begins - Spring 2025

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