Market Street Traffic Study Meeting, June 24

The Board of Selectmen will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Al Merritt Media and Cultural Center, 600 Market Street. The meeting will be a discussion of the recommendations and traffic study commissioned by the Town regarding traffic issues in the Walnut Street area and performed by BETA, Inc. an engineering firm.


Members of the Board, representatives of the Department of Public Works, Lynnfield Police Department, the Massachusetts Highway Department, and BETA, Inc. will be in attendance. All residents are welcome to attend.


The study is posted to the Town’s website, at

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One comment on “Market Street Traffic Study Meeting, June 24
  1. Joe says:

    I am pleased the BETA traffic study confirmed what we all knew to be true about the traffic on and around Walnut Street. It is just a shame Lynnfield spent that money to get suggestions (highlighted) residents have been suggesting all along. The upside to the cost of the study is the documented suggestions on paper and we can hopefully look forward to improvements being made. I would like to see the updated vehicle accident data for that area. We suggested and have been told there would be more police enforcement at the intersection of Walnut and and MassDot was going to help to secure a spot (curb cut) for the police to satellite that area but to date that has not happened. I was pleased to see that police enforcement is recommended at that intersection, it will not only to keep the intersection clear but detour trucks from using Walnut. As we all know by living here and the results of the study 1% or 8 trucks an hour travel Walnut Street south. No mention of how many travel north? The trucks roll through at all hours of the day and night. Enforcement has been seen on Walnut Street but it is still not enough to prevent or even reduce the number of trucks using Walnut. What ever happened to the traffic officer we were told was joining the force?

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