Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Wood Street overpass was closed for a month and a half, how do you feel about traffic in East Milton Square now that it reopened?
Construction on the Wood Street overpass in East Milton has wrapped up earlier than expected. While the work, which began on September 7, was initially scheduled as a three-to-four-month project, it was completed in about a month and a half. The overnight construction on the one-way bridge detoured traffic coming from Boston toward East Milton Square to turn left or right on Squantum Street. MassDOT announced last week that the bridge would reopen on Tuesday, November 27, but the project again moved ahead of schedule, opening on Friday, November 23. The detour added to traffic changes in the square with the test run of the new configuration that are planned to become perfect. Has the reopening of Wood Street improved your travels through …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The 5.38-acre state parcel on Granite Avenue may be conveyed to Milton.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
State Senator Brian A. Joyce announced at the most recent Milton Board of Selectmen’s meeting that at his request the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will declare the 5.38-acre Granite Ave. Highway Yard “surplus property” will offer it to the town of Milton for development. “This prime real estate will generate a great deal of interest from developers and job creators, and could help dramatically increase Milton’s commercial tax base and provide millions of dollars to support our public schools, public safety and public works without any additional burden on our residential property taxpayers,” said Joyce. Small business owners in East Milton Square could also enjoy increased business through the development of the site, …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This week’s gallery of Instagram photos were taken during a walk through East Milton Square.
Instagram is a photo filter application available for iPhone and Android. In an ongoing series called #InstagramMilton we’ll capture life in Milton through the eyes of the popular photo-sharing tool. This week’s photos were taken in East Milton Square. The photos capture signs, buildings and streets in the business district. If you have Instagram photos you’d like to share with Milton Patch, add them to this gallery. Suggestions for future galleries can be added to the comment section for consideration If you’re using the program on Twitter, use the hashtag #InstagramMilton and we may pick your photos for a gallery. And as long as we are talking about social media, join us on Facebook.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The recently signed Transportation Bond Bill will fund infrastructure improvement projects in Milton, including East Milton Square and the Blue Hills Parkway, Brush Hill Road and Truman Parkway area.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Governor Deval Patrick has signed H.4371, the Transportation Bond Bill, to authorize numerous transportation and infrastructure improvement projects across the Commonwealth, including multiple projects for Milton. The Massachusetts Senate and House passed the report of the conference committee, which Senator Brian A. Joyce served on, in late July. Most notably, the bill authorizes the town to make much needed parking, traffic and aesthetic improvements to the overpass spawning Route 93 in East Milton, and authorizes $1 million in state funds to pay for the improvements. The changes have been long sought by East Milton business owners and by the Milton Chamber of Commerce. Joyce’s legislation would require the improvements to the deck …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In the past 350 years, the Town of Milton has changed quite a bit. Today, we look at East Milton Square.
East Milton Square is Milton’s largest business district and one of its most recognizable locations. Through historical photos from the Milton Historical Society we can see how the square has changed over the years. The first photo shows East Milton Square prior to 1893. The next photo shows the square in 1954. The third historical photo is from 1957, while the fourth photo shows the square today. The connection of Adams Street is currently closed due to a test run of a potential new traffic pattern through the square. What are your memories in East Milton Square?
Monday, February 27, 2012
The eastbound portion of Adams Street over I-93 will be closed to test a new traffic pattern recommended by the East Milton Square Parking and Access Study.
The Town of Milton will test a new traffic pattern through East Milton Square for between two and four weeks, starting Monday, March 5. On that date, the portion of Adams Street that runs through the expressway deck will be closed. A barricade will block the current one-way access to Quincy. Eastbound traffic will be redirected to take a right turn on Bryant Avenue and then a left on Boulevard Street, followed by a left on to Granite Avenue and a right turn back on to Adams Street. Westbound traffic through the square will experience no changes. A barricade and new directional signs will accompany the test of the new pattern. The traffic lights will also be retimed to reflect the new flow in traffic. The new proposed traffic pattern is …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Board of Selectmen set a tentative date for a test run of a new traffic pattern in East Milton Square and requested additional information before moving forward with the project.
The proposed new traffic pattern in East Milton Square moved forward slightly on Wednesday, August 18, as the Board of Selectmen set a new tentative date of a test run of the plan. They also asked for additional information to supplement the East Milton Square Parking and Access Study, which wrapped up at the beginning of the summer. The study, which was done by Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates Inc. with input from the public and the Business and Citizens Advisory Committee, suggested the portion of Adams Street that runs through the expressway deck be closed. The traffic would then travel in a circle around the deck with the current layout being converted to allow for parking. At the last Traffic Commission meeting, a test run was proposed…