Westborough receives $1.28 million for West Park Drive extension

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Town of Westborough iconWestborough – The town of Westborough was recently notified that it will receive a $1.28 million award from the MassWorks Infrastructure Program that will be used to improve the traffic movements in and out of the Westborough Office Park. 

Phases of the project, according to a press release from the state, include extending the current West Park Drive from its current dead end to Flanders Road, which will make it easier for those exiting the office park onto Route 9. 

A traffic signal will be installed at the new intersection of Flanders Road and the new West Park Drive Extension.  

Additionally, an 8-foot stone dust multi-use trail as part of the Boston-Worcester Air Line Trail (BWALT) will be constructed next to the proposed West Park Drive Extension. 

The public portion of the project, according to the press release, leverages the private portion of the project, which is the extension of the current West Park Drive within the Westborough Office Park which is owned by Carruth Capital LLC.  

The Westborough Office Park currently has seven existing buildings and one new building under construction totaling 800,000 square feet of office and research/development space. The Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency has approved up to 930,000 more square feet of space for development. This will increase the developable acreage to 1,730,000 square feet. The entire project has the opportunity to unlock much new private development in the expanded office park, which will create an additional 1,030 new permanent jobs and 870 construction jobs.

 

 

 

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