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.

A more complete Needham Street

A more complete Needham Street

The Needham Times reports that MassDOT is considering revisions to the Needham Street reconstruction plans, based on comments received last fall.  After the public 75% design plan presentation, Complete Streets advocates from Newton, in conjunction with local and...
First look at Needham/Oak St project

First look at Needham/Oak St project

Northland Development unveiled their plan today for their 27 acre site in Upper Falls.  This morning they held an on-site presentation and this evening they had an Open House for the neighbors and the public at large. At this point, the plans are very preliminary and...