Project : Massachusetts Route 288 Reconstruction and Resurfacing

Town of Hingham -- Hingham, Massachusetts

Route 228 is an urban minor arterial that runs from Queen Anne’s corner at Whiting Street (Route 53) to the Hull town line. The reconstruction and resurfacing of this 7-mile long corridor with many historical properties was broken into two phases. Both phases involved the reconstruction of sidewalks, resurfacing of the roadways, and geometric improvements at intersections. 

Phase Two, from Queen Anne’s corner to Merry Mount Road, was one of the state’s first projects considered for the “Foot Print Roads” program. This program exempted the project from current design criteria, including roadway width. This aspect was crucial to the $4.2 million project in relation to the Town of Hingham’s Historical District.

CHA prepared a 3R design and safety report for the resurfacing and reconstruction of Route 228, which involved field inspections, intersection level of service assessments, and detail and typical section sheets for the design. CHA worked with the Town in a joint consultant/municipal effort to cut direct costs to the Town while producing documents acceptable to the MassDOT for construction bidding and expediting. The construction was funded through TIP funds.

Services Provided by CHA:
  • 3R Design
  • Safety Report
  • Field Inspections
  • Intersection LOS Assessments
  • Agency Coordination
  • Sidewalk Reconstruction
  • Roadway Resurfacing
  • Geometric Design Improvements
  • Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study