Rockland: Town Awarded $400,000 Grant for Intersection Improvements

Rockland was awarded a Complete Streets Grant from the MassDOT to improve a dangerous intersection in town.

Town Administrator Douglas Lapp says the town was awarded $399,228 to improve the intersection of Liberty and East Water Streets.

East Water Street is Route 123, which leads to Route 53.

“I want to thank our Highway Superintendent Dave Taylor for doing a lot of work to get this grant from the state Department of Transportation,” said Lapp.

“This is going to fund a significant improvement to the intersection at Liberty Street and East Water Street, which as anybody in town knows, is a very dangerous intersection.”

The competitive grant will include funds for intersection reconstruction, curb extensions, removal of the sliplane, adding sidewalks, ramps, and re-aligning cross walks.

“Given how late we are in the summer now, the actual construction likely won’t be until next spring,” said Lapp. “Residents will see a tremendous increase in safety at that intersection.”

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