TEC provided highway and traffic engineering and construction administration support services for the design, permitting, and construction of intersection improvements at Andover Street and River Road in Tewksbury and Lowell, MA. The improvements included the installation of a fully-actuated traffic signal, new sidewalks, minor roadway widening/full-depth pavement reconstruction along Andover Street to provide bike lanes and tapers to 3-lane approaches with dedicated left-turn lanes, removal of mid-block crosswalks just north and west of the intersection to consolidate pedestrian crossings at the signal, minor drainage system modifications, and MUTCD-compliant signs and pavement markings. Reconfiguration of the adjacent Walgreen’s parking area facilitated incorporation of their access within the signalized intersection.
The improvements extend approximately 600 feet along Andover Street and 300 feet along River Road. Close coordination with the City of Lowell was required for the work along Andover Street that falls within their jurisdiction, including preservation and box widening of the existing cement concrete pavement, which was considered a contributing element to the Belvidere neighborhood. Construction was completed in 2023.