Join Us at a Transit Public Meeting

DATE:               Thursday, February 15, 2018

TIME:                6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

LOCATION:        Watertown Free Public Library

                         Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room

                         123 Main Street, Watertown

The Town of Watertown Department of Public Works invites you to attend a Mount Auburn Street project meeting to discuss bus transit planning along the corridor. We will also discuss potential technologies and amenities that could be incorporated into the project to improve bus service and increase reliability for the more than 5,000 daily riders.

At the meeting, we will also touch upon an exciting bus rapid transit (BRT) pilot project with the City of Cambridge and the MBTA to improve Route 71/73 service between Belmont Street and Fresh Pond Parkway. Although the pilot project will proceed independently of our Mount Auburn Street Complete Streets project, we hope to use the results and data collected from the pilot to inform our design. 

Download a meeting flyer and help us spread the word!

Join us on Jan. 30 for a Coolidge Square Open House

Date:               Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Snow Date:     Wednesday, February 7, 2018*

Time:                4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location:        The Apartments at Coolidge School - Auditorium

                         319 Arlington Street, Watertown

Visitor parking is available in the front of the building and additional spaces are behind the building along the fence. All other spots are for residents only.

The Town of Watertown Department of Public Works invites you to attend an interactive Open House about making Complete Streets improvements on Mount Auburn Street in Coolidge Square. Stop by anytime between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to review maps and informational materials, discuss your questions with members of the team and Town staff, and provide comments on traffic, safety, bicycle and pedestrian issues, parking and loading concerns, and transit operations on Mount Auburn Street. Download a meeting flyer and help us spread the word!

*In the event of inclement weather, we will notify our email list of any cancellations and post updates on this website.

Join Us at a Public Works Committee Meeting on November 20!

When:     7:15 PM* on Monday, November 20, 2017

Where:   Town Hall, Administration Building

               Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber

               149 Main Street, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Department of Public Works will provide an update on the progress in designing elements of the Mount Auburn Street project at the Public Works Committee meeting. The project team will follow up on comments from the June meeting and provide an update on the project timeline and design.  

We encourage you to download a meeting flyer, review the draft presentation, and help us spread the word. 

*The Committee meeting begins at 6:30 PM; the Mount Auburn Street presentation is scheduled for 7:15 PM.

Follow-Up from June 19 Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended the June 19 meeting of the Joint Public Works Subcommittee and Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee Meeting.

We had a good turnout and time for questions and discussion. The Mount Auburn Street Project team will be considering the issues and comments from the meeting, and responding to emails and comments submitted to the team as well. 

The presentation and meeting summary from the June 19 meeting are available for download.

In response to requests we heard at the meeting, you can find additional plans, resources, and links to related projects on the Documents page of this website.

Join us on Monday, June 19!

Join us at a Joint Town Council Public Works Sub-committee and Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee Meeting

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Town Hall, Administration Building

Updated Room: Philip Pane Lower Conference Room
Ground Floor

149 Main Street, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Department of Public Works will provide an update focusing on options for bicycle accommodations on Mount Auburn Street. The project team will welcome public comments on the bicycle accommodations before we refine the preliminary design of the project. We will also provide an update on the project timeline, design, and funding process through the Massachusetts Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  We will be available after the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee meeting to answer any questions and review the plans.

Download the Meeting Flyer