‘Complete Streets’ training set for Oct. 17

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Planners, engineers and designers interested in developing “complete streets” solutions for municipal roadways are invited to a day-long training session on Oct. 17 in Becket.
 
The “Advanced Complete Streets 201” course offered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the UMass Transportation Center will provide a technical review of “complete streets” infrastructure design elements. Attendees will learn how to select and design improvements based on multi-modal considerations and applicable design guidance.
 
A “complete streets” design exercise will include a visit (weather permitting) to a local street or intersection that is in need of a “complete streets” makeover. Attendees will return to the classroom and develop a design solution.
 
MassDOT will provide an overview of its Complete Streets Funding Program.
 
This is the last open “complete streets” session in 2017.
 
Attendees are advised to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hard hats and safety vests will be provided by Baystate Roads.
 
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in The Becket Room at Becket Town Hall, 577 Main St., and the class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
There is no fee for the training, but registration is required. Each session has a 25-attendee maximum, with no walk-ins accepted.
 
To register, visit tinyurl.com/CompleteStreetsBecket.