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Posted on: March 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Needham - Newton Corridor Project Update: Public Information Meeting

Newton_Needham Corridor Project Update

Needham-Newton Corridor Project Update
Public Information Meeting, Thursday, March 23 

MassDOT is pleased to provide an update on the Needham-Newton Corridor Project. 

Since our last public meeting in February 2021, the project contractor has continued reconstruction work on the bridge over the Charles River. Moving into Summer 2023, the contractor is scheduled to begin full depth roadway reconstruction and paving in Newton along Winchester Street from Curtis Street to the project limit at Centre Street, as well as Needham Street from Columbia Avenue to Winchester Street, before beginning sidewalk and curb restoration in both locations. 

MassDOT will be holding a Public Information Meeting on Thursday, March 23 to discuss construction completed to date and what is planned for work this Spring. 

The meeting will be held online, via Zoom on:

Thursday, March 23, at 6:00 PM 

Attendees must preregister for the public meeting using the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Upon joining, you will be prompted to share your first name, last name, and email address. Meeting attendees will be entered into the project's email database to receive updates. The meeting will be recorded and posted online for those who cannot attend. 

More information can be found on the meeting event page

The Needham-Newton Corridor Project will improve traffic safety and operations and multimodal accommodations (transit, bicycle, and pedestrian) extending from the intersection of Highland Avenue and Webster Street in Needham to the intersection of Winchester Street and Route 9 in Newton. The project excludes the area immediately adjacent to and above Route 128/I-95, which was part of an earlier project. The project also includes widening the bridge over the Charles River to accommodate all modes of travel. 

Please visit the website at for more information and to sign up to receive project updates. 

For questions or to report issues related to construction, please contact the project team at

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution. 
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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