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Posted on: April 18, 2019


The Public Workshop is being held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the 2nd floor hearing room at the Concord Town House at 22 Monument Square in Concord, Mass.

The Town of Concord has been experiencing an increase in traffic congestion and a shift in traffic from arterial and collector roads (which are designed to carry large volumes of vehicles) to local roads (which are typically quieter, residential neighborhood streets). While this shift in traffic may or may not stress the capacity of a local road, there is no doubt that an increase in volume has a much larger impact on the residents of these streets. The Town of Concord has initiated a study to examine cut-through traffic patterns along several residential roadways previously identified. This study is not intended to include arterial and collector roads that are designed for larger volumes of traffic.  The goal of this study is to examine existing traffic patterns through data collection and analysis, and to recommend possible actions that would discourage or eliminate cut-through traffic within the study area. Preliminary findings indicate that neighborhoods around the world are experiencing an increase in cut-through traffic due to the use of wayfinding and traffic apps, and, moreover, that mitigation of cut-through traffic involves significant trade-offs that communities need to weigh carefully.

We are soliciting resident feedback related to neighborhood street cut-through concerns.

An online website will also be available for residents to log concerns and mark streets where it is believed that cut-through traffic is being experienced. Please visit:

This website will be available from April 18, 2019 to May 8, 2019. 

Please contact Concord Public Works Engineering Division at 978-318-3210 with any questions related to this project.

If you are a person with a disability and require information or materials in an alternate format; or if you require any other accommodation, please contact Richard K. Reine, Director of Public Works and Engineering at (978)318-3201 or email at least 5 days in advance of the event.

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