City of Lawrence to hold meeting on Mass. Street redesign plans

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The City of Lawrence is working on a redesign of Massachusetts Street from 14th to 23rd streets, and staff will soon present an update for the community.

A community presentation is set for 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 in the second floor library at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, 1400 Massachusetts St. An elevator is available.

The project is to reconfigure that stretch of Mass, which currently has four lanes, into a three-lane section with bike lanes, along with accessibility improvements to sidewalks and ramps.

Lawrence city commissioners last month approved a concept design for the reconfiguration, asking city staff members to look into protected bike lanes and bring back more information.

“City staff will present the preferred alternative concept design and design report developed with input from the community, traffic analysis, guidelines from the master plans, and Commission Input,” according to a news release from the city.

The city has more information about the project on its website at

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