Norwell: Town Receives $75,000 in State Funding for Town Center Revitalization

The Town of Norwell has received state funding as part of a revitalization in the town center.

Selectman Alison Demong says State Senator Patrick O’Connor was able to secure $75,000 for the town. The funds are a fiscal earmark in the FY2020 state budget.

“Senator O’Connor had asked us a couple of years ago if there were any projects that we had in the works. We had been talking about town center revitalization,” said Demong. “Knowing that our Highway Surveyor wanted to repave the town center in a couple of years, we really wanted to do some looking at road layouts, parking, and traffic-calming issues. He was able to secure us some funding so we can start looking at those things.”

In addition, the funds can be used for planning, construction, or sidewalks. A key concern is traffic-calming issues.

“People really fly through our town center. If you blink, you miss it. It can be dangerous, and the parking situation in front of some of the stores is dangerous,” said Demong. “I think looking at the road layout and putting in traffic calming measures, I imagine, is going to be a top priority.”

The Complete Streets Committee is set to meet next on Friday, September 20.  

 

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