Chestnut Hill Association

Hammond St. traffic update

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On Friday, August 30th, Gloria Gavris, President of the CHA attended  a meeting  at the corner of Rt. 9 & Hammond Street to review and discuss traffic concerns on Hammond Street, in/out of the CVS parking lot and on Rt 9. In attendance were Alderman Ruthanne Fuller, Alderman Lisle Baker, Brookline Selectmen, Representatives from Chestnut Hill Neighborhood Association (CHA’s Brookline counterpart), WS Development (owners of The Street), Brookline & Newton Traffic & Parking Officers and the Department of Transportation.

Following the meeting, she reported:

–  WS Development has plans before the Town of Brookline to widen the Entrance/Exit at CVS and will include a pedestrian sidewalk.  This issue is presently before the Brookline Zoning Board of Appeals.
–  Brookline will discuss the possibility of removing 3 parking meters along Hammond Street to allow for more width on the roadway for cars to pass.
– More signage will occur along Hammond Street to “Not Block the Box” with painting of the roadway to ease flow of traffic going in/out of the CVS driveway.
– MA Dept. of Transportation will slightly alter the timing of the lights on Route 9 by Chestnut Hill Square on September 15th (?)
– MA Dept. of Transportation and Brookline Traffic will continue to monitor the flow of traffic .As many Chestnt Hill residents know, this Entrance/Exit at CVS has always been problematic, with traffic stalled all the way up Hammond Street toward Beacon.  Unfortunately this issue is within the jurisdiction of the Town of Brookline and our government officials will continue to communicate and work with them to  seek coordination and assistance to alleviate traffic and congestion concerns.
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