McClellan Highway (Route 1A) at Boardman Street –¬†Intersection Improvements¬†¬†

Boston, Massachusetts


VAI provided transportation planning and engineering services for the analysis and design of $600,000 of improvements at the McClellan Highway (Route 1A) and Boardman Street intersection associated with a proposed Hotel development in East Boston.  The operations and safety improvements included widening of Route 1A northbound to accommodate a channelized right-turn lane at Boardman Street, widening of Boardman Street to accommodate an additional left-turn lane for increased capacity, and traffic signal modifications/upgrades to accommodate the proposed intersection geometric changes, drainage modifications, sidewalk and wheelchair ramp reconstruction for ADA/AAB compliance, pavement markings and signing, and pavement milling and overlay.

Planning & Design Services

  • Traffic Impact Assessment including operations and safety analysis, findings and recommended mitigation measures
  • Environmental Notification Form
  • Functional Design Report
  • MassDOT Application for Permit to Access State Highway
  • Preliminary through Final Design Plans, Specifications and Cost Estimate in accordance with MassDOT and Federal design guidelines and standards.
  • Traffic analysis, and traffic signal layout, phasing and timing
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accommodations

Construction Services


  • Preparation/attendance at pre-bid and construction meetings
  • Response to contractor questions and requests for information
  • Review of shop drawings
  • Part-time on-site observation
  • Temporary traffic control plans for construction operations
  • Utility coordination
  • Materials testing

Project Managers

Stephen M. Boudreau, P.E.

Jeffrey S. Dirk, P.E., PTOE

Project Status

Complete – 2014


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