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Current Studies

2017: Route 123 Corridor Study

One of two corridor studies being conducted in FFY 2017, OCPC will be examining Route 123 in Abington and Brockton. The study area extends from the intersection of Warren Avenue and Belmont Street, through downtown Brockton, and across Abington to the Rockland town line. This route is prone to heavy congestion, as it passes through the business and commercial districts of both towns. The numbered route takes several turns and passes through several major intersections.

2017: Route 53 Corridor Study

Through Task 3400 (Route 53 Corridor Study) of the Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization’s FFY 2017 Unified Planning Work Program, Old Colony Planning Council is currently preparing a comprehensive transportation planning level corridor study of the Route 53 Corridor through Hanover, Pembroke, Duxbury, and Kingston. The geographic scope of the Study covers the entire length of Route 53 in the Old Colony region, from the Norwell Town Line on the northern end to the intersection of Route 53 and Route 3A at the southern end in Kinston. Route 53 is a Principal Arterial from the Norwell Town Line to Schoosett Street (Route 139) in Pembroke, and a Minor Arterial from Route 139 in Pembroke southward to its end at the intersection with Route 3A in Kingston. The entire length of Route 53 in this corridor study is under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Land use and zoning is primarily commercial along the corridor.

The Study will include a complete assessment of existing conditions, including but not necessarily limited to, capacity and efficiency (main line and intersection levels of service) analysis, crash rate and severity analysis, vehicular speed and heavy vehicle traffic analysis, bicycle and pedestrian conditions, transit efficiency, and a public health assessment. Traffic and environmental impacts from any and all known future development along the Route 53 Corridor will be assessed. Any and all recommendations presented in the final report will be based on best engineering and planning practices and derived from a combination of the assessment of existing conditions plus future impacts, and consultation with stakeholders.

For information about or to provide input on the Route 53 Corridor Study, please contact Bill McNulty at 508.583.1833 extension 207.

Past Studies

2016: Route 3A Corridor Study

One of two corridor studies conducted in FFY 2016, OCPC examined Route 3A in Duxbury. Building upon a previous study in 2007, this corridor study included new member town Duxbury, added in 2012. OCPC studied ways to enhance circulation and traffic flow efficiency, improve safety, and reduce gaps to essential services on this important coastal corridor. The study area runs from the Marshfield town line in the north to the Kingston town line in the south.

2016: Route 28 Corridor Study

Also in 2016, OCPC studied the Route 28 corridor within the towns of Avon and Brockton. A previous 2006 study also looked at this area, but with ever-increasing traffic volumes, OCPC aims to identify congestion and safety deficiencies and develop recommendations to alleviate them. The study area runs from the Avon town line in the north to the intersection with Plain Street in the south. A presentation on the existing conditions on the route corridor can be found here.

2014 Southwest Brockton Corridor Study

The Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) has conducted a traffic corridor study that focused on the southwest section of Brockton including Forest Avenue, from Belmont Street (Route 123) to Main Street, Belmont Street (Route 123) from Angus Beaton Drive (Brockton High School) to Torrey Street, Torrey Street from the West Side Plaza driveway to Belmont Street, and West Street from the Belmont Street/Westside Plaza to Torrey Street. The study purpose was to develop short-term and long-term actions that will enhance circulation and traffic flow efficiency, and improve vehicular, transit, pedestrian, and bicycle safety. The final report can be found here: Southwest Brockton Corridor Study.