Thanks to positive resident feedback, the temporary one-ways in South Boston will be extended to June 1st, 2015. Initially, the one-way transportation reconfiguration was implemented in February due to a brutal winter with an end date of April 1st.
From a press release from Mayor Marty Walsh:
Over the next two months, the City will host two community meetings, one at the Condon Elementary School, and one at the Tynan Elementary School to determine if making the reconfiguration permanent is the appropriate decision for the neighborhood. The details of the meetings will be announced in the coming days.
“We’ve received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from South Boston residents about how the emergency reconfiguration has relieved traffic congestion and increased public safety,” said Mayor Walsh. “I look forward to engaging in a robust discussion with the community on the future of these neighborhood streets.”
South Boston residents are encouraged to reach out to the Mayor’s office with feedback about the reconfiguration by calling the Mayor’s hotline at 617-635-4500, or by leaving feedback for the Mayor’s South Boston liaison Eric Prentis at 617-635-2680,[email protected].
The new MBTA bus routes that were implemented in February will continue as well.
So there you have it, Southie! The one-ways will stay for a least two more months! Let us know what you think – take our poll: https://caughtinsouthie.com/poll/would-you-temporary-winter-2015-implemented-one-ways-stay-permanent
Community Meetings to Discuss One-Ways:
April 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Condon Elementary School
200 D Street
May 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Tynan Elementary School
650 E 4th Street