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Engineering Streets

​ ​MassDOT

MassDOT Owned Roadways

This is a map showing which roads, in this area, are owned by MassDOT.

93 Fast 14

Information on the MassDOT project to replace 14 bridges on Rt. 93 in 13 weekends during the summer of 2011.

​ ​Accepted vs Unaccepted Streets

Procedure for Street Acceptance

​This is a summary of the procedure to accept a street. WIth a new sub-division, this is easy to understand. However, there are many older streets that were never accepted by the City. This is a list of the work that must now be undertaken by city staff. The information is then submitted to the City Council for acceptance

​ ​Transportation

Analyzing Local Traffic problems

​Handouts from a BayState Roads course given by Mark Hood.


From the Massachusetts Traffic Safety Toolbox Series

Stop Signs

Technical Note from BayState Roads Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

​ ​Pavement Conditions Index

​The City has had an inventory done of all streets to determine a pavement condition index (PCI). We use this index to determine each year's paving list.

2009 Pavement Condition Map

Pavement conditions (grouped) and displayed by color

2009 Pavement Management Report

2009 Report done by VHB summarizing Lowell's pavement condition.

MassDOT Project Listing​ ​

MassDOT project listing

Select Lowell from the drop-down menu.  The list includes street projects as well as bridge projects. The status (design, construction, or complete) is noted in the right-hand column

Street Paving Moratorium List​ ​

Street Paving Moratorium List

As each street is paved, it falls into a moratorium category. Requests for non-emergency work are denied for 5 years after a street is paved. Emergency conditions are defined by the DPW Commissioner.

2014 List of Paving Projects​ ​

​2014 List of Paving Projects

This list is sent to the local utility companies as a heads-up for where the city will be paving this year. If they have any work to do on these streets, they need to get in ahead of us or wait for the 5 year moratorium to expire.