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West Newton has long been looked at as an on-ramp to the Mass Pike, with four lanes of car traffic snaking through the village, as well as poorly coordinated
traffic lights that often result in backed up traffic and a dangerous experience for pedestrians.
But a multi-year project to rebuild the streets of West Newton with an eye toward making it more pedestrian, shopper and bike friendly could change that.
The redesign — the result of a long planning process by
the city that included input from residents and businesses — has one final hurdle before moving to the construction phase. On