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Corridor Studies

2017: Route 123 Corridor Study

One of two corridor studies being conducted in FFY 2017, OCPC will be examining Route 123 in Abington and Brockton. The study area extends from the intersection of Warren Avenue and Belmont Street, through downtown Brockton, and across Abington to the Rockland town line. This route is prone to heavy congestion, as it passes through the business and commercial districts of both towns. The numbered route takes several turns and passes through several major intersections.

2017: Route 53 Corridor Study

With the addition of Hanover as a member community of the Old Colony region, OCPC will be studying Route 53 along its entire length within our region. This major north-south corridor in the eastern part of the region connects commercial areas within four towns: Hanover, Pembroke, Duxbury, and Kingston.

2016: Route 3A Corridor Study

One of two corridor studies conducted in FFY 2016, OCPC examined Route 3A in Duxbury. Building upon a previous study in 2007, this corridor study included new member town Duxbury, added in 2012. OCPC studied ways to enhance circulation and traffic flow efficiency, improve safety, and reduce gaps to essential services on this important coastal corridor. The study area runs from the Marshfield town line in the north to the Kingston town line in the south.

2016: Route 28 Corridor Study

Also in 2016, OCPC studied the Route 28 corridor within the towns of Avon and Brockton. A previous 2006 study also looked at this area, but with ever-increasing traffic volumes, OCPC aims to identify congestion and safety deficiencies and develop recommendations to alleviate them. The study area runs from the Avon town line in the north to the intersection with Plain Street in the south. A presentation on the existing conditions on the route corridor can be found here.

2014 Southwest Brockton Corridor Study

The Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) has conducted a traffic corridor study that focused on the southwest section of Brockton including Forest Avenue, from Belmont Street (Route 123) to Main Street, Belmont Street (Route 123) from Angus Beaton Drive (Brockton High School) to Torrey Street, Torrey Street from the West Side Plaza driveway to Belmont Street, and West Street from the Belmont Street/Westside Plaza to Torrey Street. The study purpose was to develop short-term and long-term actions that will enhance circulation and traffic flow efficiency, and improve vehicular, transit, pedestrian, and bicycle safety. The final report can be found here: Southwest Brockton Corridor Study.