via the Town of Reading – In 2018, the Town of Reading performed a peer review of the Traffic Impact and Access Study (TIAS) related to the Eaton Lakeview Apartments. This review culminated in several recommendations at the intersection of Lakeview Avenue and Walkers Brook Drive. However, the community indicated an interest in a larger scope of analysis and a holistic study of the surrounding area. As a result, a Comprehensive Corridor Analysis & Conceptual Redesign was prepared. This comprehensive study produced several conceptual improvement alternatives for the Walkers Brook Corridor.
Last year, the Town applied for and was awarded $250,000 in funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Housing Choice Grant Program to study the conceptual level designs in greater detail for improvements to the Walkers Brook Drive corridor and at key intersections with General Way, John Street, Village Street, and Lakeview Avenue. The Walkers Brook Drive corridor is a primary connection between the Town of Reading and the Town of Wakefield and serves as a primary connection to Lake Quannapowitt, restaurants, retail shops, employment centers, as well as regional open space assets, and it is a desirable location to improve multi-modal features.
This project offers an opportunity to bring the community together and, through a collaborative process, develop its vision to create a vibrant and inviting street that enhances neighborhood connections. The desired outcome is to reach a community consensus for a preferred solution for the corridor that will increase mobility options to enhance access to community destinations.
To learn more about the project please visit: www.walkersbrookdrivedesign.com
To take the Town of Reading’s 13 question survey visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2RTGL6H