Brant Rock Transportation Improvements

The Brant Rock area serves as an important hub of activity for the Town of Marshfield. EP is designing much-needed safety improvements along Ocean Street and Island Street by incorporating geometric changes and providing enhanced pedestrian accommodations that promote traffic calming and improve pedestrian safety. This project is the first phase of a three-phase project focusing on the Brant Rock area.

The proposed project will reconfigure the intersection, creating a bullnose configuration to improve safety and accessibility for motorists and pedestrians. This configuration will promote slower vehicle speeds by eliminating excess pavement, reutilizing that space to provide a landscaped area and mountable truck apron. To improve pedestrian safety, ADA-compliant crosswalks and curb ramps along all three approaches to the intersection will be implemented. Crossing distances will be dramatically reduced from the inclusion of median refuge islands along each leg of the intersection.

The Town received first Complete Streets funding of $500,000 to pay for some of the construction cost. Construction will start in April and anticipated to be completed by the end of this year.