Hazardous Waste Collection Dates for 2017

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

The Town of Bedford is pleased to announce the 2017 schedule for collection of Hazardous Household Products. The season’s first event, April 15th will be at the Town of Lexington Samuel Hadley Public Services Building (Lexington DPW), located at 201 Bedford Street in Lexington, MA.

Great Road Master Plan to be Presented at Monday’s Selectmen’s Meeting

Submitted by the Bedford DPW

The Town’s engineering consultant, VHB, is finalizing the concept plans for The Great Road between Memorial Park and the North Road/Carlisle Road intersection.

The goals of the project are to redesign the corridor to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety, maintain the historic streetscape along the roadway and provide traffic modifications to reduce vehicular conflicts. The project also includes a site-specific study to develop consensus for modifications to Willson Park. Bike lanes and wider sidewalks will be provided both east- and west-bound.

Selectmen Hear Update on the Minuteman Bikeway Design

By Debra Parkhurst

The Selectmen heard an update on the Minuteman Bikeway Design at their meeting on February 13. Engineers Trish Domigan and Pete Sorensen of Vanasse, Hangen Brustlin (VHB) briefly outlined the project’s history, approved by Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation in 2014 at a cost of just over $4 million. The project extends the Minuteman Bikeway from Depot Park to the Concord town line, a distance of 2.2 miles. The Minuteman Bikeway, one of the first rail-trails in the nation, is widely considered an important commuter and recreational resource.

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