School Campus Traffic Circulation Study
After the successful approval of a Town Warrant at the Fall 2018 Dedham Town Meeting, Dedham Public Schools have been working with traffic engineering firm VHB to undertake a comprehensive circulation study with the goal of evaluating and providing alternative solutions for addressing ongoing safety and congestion concerns in the Avery Elementary, Dedham Middle School, Dedham High School campuses and surrounding areas. The proposed solutions from the study will seek to improve safety of student and staff travel to school, help address congestion, access and manage ongoing drop-off/pick-up issues. Based on data collection and community input, the study will yield several options for consideration, along with the pros/cons and potential cost implications of each.
Over the past year, three data collection studies occured: Spring (April 25th); Summer (July 10th) and Fall (October 4th), as well as community input meetings - the last held on February 4, 2020 with over 60 community members attending and providing insight and commentary into the current solutions identified.
This site will provide ongoing updates and access to presentations, the latest project information and an online form for additional community input.
At the most recent community meeting held on February 4, 2020, the traffic engineering firm VHB, responsible for the ongoing Dedham school campus traffic circulation study, showcased several alternative options for consideration and feedback. A copy of the presentation from the meeting can be accessed here:
Opportunities & Alternatives Presented Feb 2020
This plan shows a variety of short-term, easily implemented opportunities.
FINAL REPORT & MATERIALS
Final Traffic Study Report
A traffic study was conducted by VHB on behalf of the Dedham
School Committee to determine viable traffic safety and circulation
improvements surrounding Dedham High School, Dedham Middle
School and Avery Elementary School. Based on existing conditions
traffic data collected in the spring, summer, and fall 2019, field
observations, and feedback from the School Committee and the
public, short-term and long-term alternatives to improve safety and
circulation were produced and are presented in this report.
Final Traffic Study - Complete Appendix
This document provides over 1,000 pages of supporting materials, research and documentation related to the final report and recommendations from the commissioned circulation study conducted by VHB in 2020.
Traffic Study - Recommendation Action Plan
A graphic chart summarizing the recommended Action Plan resulting from the comprehensive circulation study conducted in 2020.