Point Shore Neighborhood Transportation 
Improvements Update

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After taking into consideration the recommendations of studies done, feedback from the neighborhood, surveys from residents of Amesbury, and those who showed up to City Hall to voice their concerns, it has been decided that Main Street will remain a two-way street.

Most concerns revolve around sidewalk/pedestrian safety and speed mitigation. The Mayor’s Office, DPW, Inspectional Services, Amesbury Police Department, Amesbury Fire and Rescue, and the Office of Community and Economic Development have all worked together to develop a plan going forward, to utilize the grant money we currently have available, and execute the following:

  • Curbed sidewalks along a portion of Main St. to offer a safer walking environment
  • Cleary marked and raised crosswalks
  • Raised intersections
  • Flashing pedestrian activated crosswalk signs

In addition, the City will do what it can to work with navigation systems (Waze, Google Maps, etc.) on routing away from Main Street, to Rt 110. Increased police presence will also be implemented to control speeding.

With these measures in place, and with the recent announcement from Global Property Developers with the scaling down of the Maples Crossing sports complex to allow room for the new Munters manufacturing facility, we expect to see improvements in pedestrian safety, speed mediation, and traffic reduction. 

DPW hired engineering firm, TEC for the design phase. Following approval, the work would then go out to bid.  The grant funds will not cover improvements the full length of Main Street and must fall within the scope of the grant proposal. As additional funds become available and sub-surface work can be completed curbing, sidewalks, and other enhancements can be made along the remainder of the roadway. Additionally, future development in the area will be leveraged for offsite improvement for safer streets in the neighborhood.

We thank everyone who has participated in the process, especially those of the Point Shore community, and we look forward to seeing these improvements to Main Street, and Amesbury.

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The City of Amesbury strives to maintain and improve the condition of public roadways, sidewalks, parks, buildings, and other City infrastructure to ensure public convenience and safety. This section includes detailed information regarding proposed, current and ongoing projects within Amesbury, MA.

Elm Street Reconstruction

MassDOT put the final pavement down, followed by road markings, and will continue putting up signage and final plantings. 

Riverwalk Project

The proposed Riverwalk Project will construct a pedestrian and bicycle path along Water Street and continuing to the Back River and Powwow River. The project also includes landscaping improvements. The project seeks to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian movements by providing an alternative transportation facility along the Heritage Park waterfront.

Roadway Improvements

These are the roadway improvement projects that the City of Amesbury have proposed in order to maintain and enhance transportation on local roadways.

Please note: All work and funding is subject to change.

Amesbury / Salisbury Trail Connector at I-95

The proposed Amesbury/Salisbury Trail Connector at I-95 project will construct a pedestrian and bicycle path connecting Elm Street to Rabbit Road in Salisbury and the Amesbury Visitor's Center to the Garrison Trial on the Whittier Bridge.

Main Street Traffic Study

The Main Street Traffic Study project is relating to traffic concerns along lower Main Street.