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ReturnHomeWebbuttonIntersection improvements at Charles Street intersections at Main Street and at Church Street include:

  • Curb extensions
  • ADA accessible curb ramps
  • Stained concrete pedestrian crosswalks
  • Traffic signal improvements

Curb extensions (also known as neckdowns) are included on all four corners of the two intersections. The curb extensions visually and physically narrow the roadway. This creates shorter and safer crossings for pedestrians while increasing available corner space for landscaping. One of the other advantages of curb extensions is that it provides a traffic calming effect for vehicular traffic, naturally slowing down the vehicle speeds, which is preferred in downtown areas with foot traffic. An example of curb extension is included in the picture below.

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