The city is hosting a community meeting this Thursday night from 6:30-8pm at the Second Church of Newton to introduce a project which aims to improve the West Newton Square streetscape. Two to three million is budgeted to go towards improvements in West Newton Square next year. This project is being discussed in the context of the new complete streets draft policy to prioritize safety and address the needs of all users.

In recent years there have been studies on the Washington Street corridor and West Newton Village.

The discussion includes areas north and south of Washington Street. Significant changes to the turnpike tolls have made the traffic pattern obsolete. Does the new electronic tolling provide the perfect opportunity for a road diet? How can the roads be configured to make the village safer and more welcoming?