Sidewalk Upgrades Coming to Several Boston Streets

Nearly 30 streets in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway and the South End will be seeing improvements made to their sidewalks and ramps.


Street repaving normally happens in Boston during the spring, and according to the Public Works Department, they usually replace sidewalks and ramps at the same time to make sure they are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Congress enacted the ADA during the 1990s and has been amended throughout the years to prevent discrimination based on disabilities. This includes requiring state and local governments to ensure safe walkways and wheelchair-accessible ramps.

Beginning in June, the sidewalk on Marlborough Street between Clarendon and Berkeley Streets will be repaired. Here is a list of other streets slated for repair:

Back Bay

  • Fairfield Street
  • Marlborough Street

Beacon Hill

  • Anderson Street
  • Derne Street
  • Grove Street
  • Mt. Vernon Street
  • Pinckney Street
  • Revere Street
  • River Street


  • Bay State Road
  • Beacon Street
  • Haviland Street
  • Palace Road
  • Queensberry Street

South End

  • Appleton Street
  • Clarendon Street
  • Dwight Street
  • E. Springfield Street
  • Greenwich Street
  • Harrison Avenue
  • Paul Pl.
  • Shawmut Avenue
  • St. George Street
  • Union Park Street
  • Upton Street
  • W. Concord Street
  • W. Rutland Sq.