Marlborough gets MassWorks grant for Main Street improvements

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Marlborough gets MassWorks grant for Main Street improvements
Weed Street will be one of the areas that will benefit from a $3 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – Portions of Main and Weed streets are about to undergo some changes.

The city was recently awarded a $3 million grant from the MassWorks Infrastructure Program through the state’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

The grant, which was approved by the City Council on Dec. 5, will allow the city to create a raised, shared-use plaza and reconstruct the traffic signal at Bolton and Main streets.

Additionally, the city will be able to improve the park at the intersection of Prospect and Main streets to serve as a trailhead for the newly-extended Assabet River Rail Trail.

Among other work, Marlborough will add pavement mill and overlay, reconstruct sidewalks and add Americans with Disability Act-compliant wheelchair ramps along with decorative pavement treatments, landscaping, lighting and enhanced signage.

According to City Engineer Thomas DiPersio, the project is scheduled to begin next spring; work is being done on the design plans.

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