The Town of Tewksbury is a participant in the MassDOT's Complete Streets Funding Program. This program awards funds to municipalities for projects meant to improve the accessibility of roadways for pedestrians, cyclists, and methods of public transportation, in addition to automobiles.
To become a participant, the Town had to pass a Complete Streets Policy and develop a Prioritization Plan. On December 12, 2017, the Town of Tewksbury Board of Selectmen voted to enact a Complete Streets Policy (PDF) for the Town. The Town was then awarded $35,000 in funding to create a Project Prioritization Plan, which is a ranked list of projects eligible for MassDOT funding based on the priority of each project. The Town's Project Prioritization Plan (PDF) was approved by the MassDOT on April 18, 2018.
The Town has received $400,000 in state funding for the East Street and Chandler Street Intersection Improvement Project. This project, which adheres to the goals of the complete streets program included the addition of a bus bay, ADA compliant crosswalks, improved sidewalks extending from the intersection, and new traffic and pedestrian signals. These improvements were completed in 2020. State funding is only available to municipalities on a four-year rotation. The Town will be eligible for additional funding in 2023.