State Rep. Liz Miranda reports that over the next two to three weeks, city crews will be converting several two-way streets into one-way streets in the Grove Hall area as part of an overall plan to reduce crashes, especially involving pedestrians, by doing what speed-limit signs don't: Force drivers to slow down.
Dacia St. will be one-way from Dewey St. heading toward Quincy St..Beauford Lane will be one-way from Howard Avenue heading toward Dacia Street. Cunningham Street will be converted to one-way from Hartford Street heading toward Howard Avenue. Wayland Street will be converted to one-way from Howard Avenue heading toward Hartford Street.
The Grove Hall/Quincy Corridor neighborhood slow-streets plan also includes the installation of numerous speed humps and raised pedestrian crosswalks and, in one case, even changing the geometry of one curved stretch of road to try to get drivers to stop accelerating through the curve. Several intersections will also have no-parking areas marked off to improve visibility there.
The area stretches from Quincy Street to Geneva Avenue and Washington Street and between Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road.