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October 22, 2013

Second vote makes Brimbal rezoning official


Some residents, however, say the shopping plaza will only add to the traffic woes and that the road redesigns won’t work. The state project includes adding roundabouts and traffic signals and moving the Route 128/Brimbal Avenue connector road.

All of those changes are supposed to be followed by a second phase, at an estimated cost of $20 million, that would include building a bridge over Route 128 to connect Brimbal Avenue with Dunham Road.

Mayor Bill Scanlon has said that would take traffic off Brimbal Avenue and also open up land on both sides of the highway for development that would generate tax revenue for the city.

Before work on the first phase can begin, the state Legislature must approve the land exchange between the state and the developer. The state must also approve the city’s application for $5 million in state funding for the traffic work.

The city’s Planning Board must approve the plaza project. Construction would not begin until the road work is complete.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or

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