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Major Bottleneck Studies


2013 Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis Study

The 2013 Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis and Action Plan focuses on the Central Street/Harrison Boulevard corridor. It includes Central Street, from the Central Street (Route 27)/West Street intersection in Stoughton, and Harrison Boulevard in Avon to East Main Street (Route 28), including a short segment of East Main Street (Route 28) to the East Main Street (Route 28)/East Spring Street/West Spring Street intersection). The purpose of the study is to develop short-term and long-term actions that enhance the efficiency of traffic flow and circulation. The final report is available here: 2013 Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis Report, along with the appendices.

2012 Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis Study

The major bottlenecks included in the 2012 Major Bottleneck Analysis and Action Plan include:

The final report is available here: 2012 Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis Report.

2011 Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis Study

Three major bottlenecks were included in the 2011 Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis and Action Plan:

The final report is available here: 2011 Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis Report.

Bottleneck Identification

Recurring bottlenecks occur when the rate of approaching traffic is greater than the rate of departing traffic. In 2010, OCPC developed a screening process to identify bottleneck locations within the region. The process utilized the OCPC Congestion Management Process (CMP), Regional Transportation Plan, corridor studies, and other studies, as well as through public outreach. A matrix was developed that included the facility, the bottleneck type, previous studies, and any improvements to the facility (recently implemented or planned). The identification process was documented in the Major Bottleneck Identification Study and Action Plan.

For more information on the Major Bottleneck In-Depth Analysis and Action Plan reports, please contact Ray Guarino or William McNulty.