LITTLETON- INTERSECTION IMPROVMENTS AT ROUTE 119 (GREAT ROAD) AND BEAVER BROOK ROAD
The proposed project on Great Road (Route 119) extends approximately 1000 feet both east and west of Beaver Brook Road for a distance of approximately 2,000 ft. The project is intended to reduce significant traffic congestion and dramatically improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodations on a heavily traveled vehicular corridor. The existing unsignalized intersection includes Beaver Brook Road which operates at a Level of Service F during peak hour. The major proposed improvement to reduce this level of service is to construct a hybrid roundabout. Secondary improvements for the project will include the addition of a combination of sidewalks, a shared use path and separated bikes lines along the entire segment to address bicycle/pedestrian deficiencies that currently exist. Safety improvements will result from the roundabout construction because a roundabout will reduce the severity of crashes as well as help mitigate the trend of increasing frequency of accidents occurring at this intersection since the mixed-use "The Point" development. Pedestrian refuge islands at the roundabout crossings will be constructed to allow pedestrians a safe place to stand during peak hour traffic. All curbing, signs, pavement markings, and grass throughout the project area will be replaced/updated. Ramps will be added at the midblock pedestrian crossing.