Meeting Notice: City of Melrose Lower Main Street Pilot

The City of Melrose is pleased to announce a pilot program to improve vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle safety. The intent of the project is to improve safety for all users of the roadway on Main Street between West Wyoming Avenue and the Malden line.

We will be conducting a public forum to present the pilot project and solicit feedback from the neighborhood and users of the roadway. The meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, July 21st at 7:00 PM. The link to join the meeting can be found at

The City is in a unique position to be able to pilot potential line striping changes now, in advance of final paving of portions of this corridor in the fall. By placing temporary markings in the road this summer, we can gauge community feedback and determine whether these changes are the right choice for the long-term. 

This pilot project will consist of shifting the center line, installing bike lanes, and eliminating parking on one side of the road in select project areas, to accommodate the changes. Our long-term plans also include the addition of new crosswalks across Main Street along with accessible curb ramps and other pedestrian safety improvements.

We hope you are able to attend this meeting. If you have any questions in advance of the meeting, please contact the Melrose Engineering Division at 781-979-4172. We hope you will be able to join us.