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Redesign aims to improve access and safety from Route 9 to I-95.

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By Chuck Tanowitz

The biggest transportation construction project to touch the Newton and Needham area in a generation is now planned and set to begin in 2019.
At a series of public hearings held in both municipalities in January, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation unveiled its design for a renovated
Needham Street/Highland Avenue corridor and announced that construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2019.
MassDOT expects the project to wrap up in 2022. In all it will cost $22 million with