Complete Streets Project Prioritization Plan looking for Community Input

Westfield – Residents are invited to provide their input on how funds from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Complete Streets Program should be spent in the City of Westfield. The Complete Streets program provides funding for cities to improve streets and other transportation infrastructure to better serve vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users.

In April 2022 the City Council voted to implement a Complete Streets ordinance to gain Tier II status under MassDOT’s complete streets funding program. The City is currently working with Fuss & O’Neill to develop a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan, which will result a list of at least 15 potential transportation improvement projects. If approved, the program will make the City eligible to apply for up to $500,000 in construction funding for one or more of

these projects.

Residents are asked to provide input on areas in the City they think could benefit from improvement in the following categories: safety, pedestrians, bicycles, and transit stops.  Interested residents can offer their feedback in any of three ways: an interactive web-based tool beginning on Monday April 17th by logging onto  Other options including calling the Engineering Department by phone at 413-572-6219, or visiting  the department in person in room 310, 59 Court Street, Westfield MA, 01085, M-F 8am-4pm.

Resident feedback will be collected starting from April 17 to May 17. Once feedback has been collected, a draft of the Prioritization Plan will be developed. The draft will be presented at a public meeting to be scheduled in June.

MassDOT has provided $38,000 to assist in the creation of this plan. The prioritization plan is expected to be complete ahead of MassDOT’s September 1, 2023 deadline.


Media Contact:

Allison McMordie, City Engineer


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