McMahon has been retained as part of a multi-disciplinary team, by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to provide design and permitting services for roadway improvements on Morrissey Boulevard, within the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. The project provides an opportunity to creatively upgrade mid-20th Century infrastructure to meet mid-21st century user needs and environmental conditions.
Along this 2.6 mile stretch of roadway, McMahon is conducting a traffic analysis of existing operations to determine the future demands of regional commuter traffic, local institutions, residents and businesses along the corridor. McMahon is developing comprehensive, multimodal traffic improvements to help improve corridor and intersection safety, while providing sufficient capacity for projected future travel demands, design signal upgrades and better integrate pedestrian accommodations and separated bicycle facilities. McMahon is also tasked with developing traffic management plans to minimize impacts on vehicular traffic, bicyclists and pedestrians during construction. The goal of these construction traffic management plans is to provide safe and efficient operations for vehicles while prioritizing safe accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists.