Capital Projects & Planning
The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for managing the Town’s infrastructure assets, including its roads, intersections, water and sewer utilities, and drainage systems. Capital planning activities include programming and implementation of the Town’s Pavement Management Plan, Water System Study, and various sewer studies. The DPW also manages the Town’s annual road reconstruction program and is responsible for long term planning on corridors such as Common Street and Mount Auburn Street. Please monitor this section for project-specific updates.
The goal of this project is to provide a “complete streets” approach to the Common Street corridor to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, improve traffic operations, and increase safety at the five-legged intersection of Common Street, Orchard Street, and Church Street.