Town Administrator James McGrail
2 Spring St.
Marion, MA 02738
For Immediate Release
Monday, Dec. 30, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Town of Marion Encourages Residents to Attend Public Session on Future Improvements to Route 6
Possible Design Alternatives will be Presented, Open for Discussion
MARION — Town Administrator James McGrail and Town Planner Gil Hilario are pleased to share that a public session gathering input on the Route 6 corridor design will be held next month.
Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Sippican School Auditorium, 16 Spring St.
The Southeastern Regional Planning Economic Development District (SRPEDD) will hold a public session to present and discuss the completed traffic analysis and gather input from Marion residents and business owners on possible designs and future improvements for the Route 6 corridor.
The study, initiated by Marion’s Transportation and Circulation Task Force, in cooperation with the towns of Marion, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett and Wareham and MassDOT District 5, is examining the existing conditions on Route 6 and determining what future improvements can be considered for a safer and more inviting roadway for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Route 6 corridor runs approximately 13 miles from Route 240 in Fairhaven to High Street in Wareham.
Phase 2 of the Route 6 study, which focused on possibilities for future improvement, is now complete. The design alternatives will attempt to balance the need to accommodate future traffic and improve safety while providing better features and safer access for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Phase 1, which collected data on existing conditions and gathered general input from community members regarding their concerns, was completed in November 2018.