TAB editor ‘walks back’ Needham St story and then looks ahead

In a column in this weeks Newton TAB, editor Andy Levin updates plans to overhaul Needham Street and Highland Ave, following news last week that the long-awaited, much-needed project would not go to bid in 2018 as scheduled.
As Levin clarifies (and Sean Roche addressed here) reports that the project was delayed following objections from bike advocates were unfounded.

As it turns out, a request for enhanced bicycle lanes and pedestrian accommodations by cycling advocates is not what caused a delay in

Newton and Needham to MassDOT: We object to proposed Needham St delay

Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Needham Selectman Chair Matt Borelli have sent a joint letter to MassDOT objecting to changes that would delay the redesign of Needham Street/Highland Ave.

The City of Newton and the Town of Needham strongly object to the proposed delay the redesign will have on the Corridor project and to the fact that MassDOT has taken this step absent consultation with elected and appointed officials in our two communities.

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