General Meeting Notice - Monday, November 9 at 7:30pm

N2 (N Square) Corridor Project Design and Implementation

Greg Reibman, President of the Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce, will present to the Needham Heights Neighborhood Association about the design and implementation of the N2 Corrider Project.

Funding for this long-delayed upgrade of Needham Street and Highland Avenue in the N2 Corridor was recently approved by the The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO), which means that funds for the project will be available for construction to begin starting in 2018.

The project will stretch roughly two miles, from Webster Street in Needham to Route 9 in Newton. It would widen Needham Street and Highland Avenue and their sidewalks, improve intersections, add bike lanes and crossing signals, and rehabilitate the bridge over the Charles River.

The Boston MPO is the regional body that oversees federal and state transportation spending, including the region's share of the federal gasoline tax.

The corridor project is estimated to cost $14 million. Last year, Newton and Needham received a $3.3 million state MassWorks grant for Needham to begin work between First and Second Avenues and for Newton to reconfigure the intersection around Oak and Christina streets. Both of these developments have reduced the cost of the project.

Although money for the project has been secured the final design process as well as permitting and some land taking needs to be completed.

The Board of the Heights Association would like to hear your input. If you have suggestions for meetings, or input on the tentative schedule for next year. Contact us at