Nahant – Starting next week, November 8, 2021, the MBTA will begin constructing a new bus stop and crosswalk in the area of the Little Nahant Playground.
As part of their Bus Stop Accessibility and Safety Improvements Program, the MBTA studied the existing bus stop in this area and worked with the Town of Nahant to improve pedestrian safety. The existing bus stop at the intersection of Little Nahant Road and Nahant Road lacked space for pedestrians and proper sight lines for vehicle operators. Moving the bus stop closer to the playground, where most activity occurs, will provide convenience and encourage pedestrians to use the crosswalk. The new landing areas will increase safety for users of the bus and those waiting to cross. These improvements will improve rider accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The project should only take 3 to 5 days to complete. The MBTA and the Town of Nahant are continuing to work together to make upgrades to other bus stops and crossings throughout the Town.