The benefits of the South Commercial Street Extension include a major reconnection between the east and west sides of the active CSX rail line with a multi-modal bridge for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. This will reduce traffic congestion on Granite Street, including the Interstate 293 interchange, during peak hours and will avoid gridlock caused by train crossings. The additional egress will cut emergency response times to the South Millyard, provide greater access to transportation options for traditionally underserved communities, enhance the value of approximately 5.4 million square feet of underutilized parcels and install modern, nature-based stormwater infrastructure.

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