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FRAMINGHAM – State Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis (D-Framingham) said a crosswalk, where a pedestrian was killed in January, should be completed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation by the end of October.

“After hearing of the pedestrian killed crossing Route 9 near California Avenue in January, I reached out to MassDOT to discuss the possibility of installing a crosswalk at this dangerous intersection.  Our local District 3 MassDOT team was very responsive, as they always are, and together we explored this project,” said Rep. Lewis. 

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“The work at this intersection is progressing nicely.  Traffic signal equipment has been installed and sidewalk work and pavement markings are scheduled for later this month,” said Rep. Lewis.

“Assuming no unforeseen issues, MassDOT expects to have a functional pedestrian crosswalk in place by the end of October,” said the Framingham State Representative.  

A signalized crosswalk is being installed.

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“I am grateful to all the area residents who reached out on this proposal.  For any similar requests, depending on the urgency of the situation, I am happy to connect residents to the Framingham Traffic Commission, for even changes to state roads should first have broad support from municipal elected leaders. Area residents can best reach me via email at  I am grateful to the early and steadfast support of Framingham’s local and legislative leaders for this project,” said Rep. Lewis. 

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.