Complete Streets

Norton Complete Streets

Norton's Complete Streets Prioritization Plan has been approved by MassDOT!

The town can now apply for construction funding to build projects on the list.

Welcome to the Norton Complete Streets Home Page

The Town of Norton participated in the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program to make Complete Streets a part of daily practice. Complete Streets are roadways that safely and comfortably accommodate all users, regardless of age and ability or mode of transportation. Through the 2017 DLTA program, SRPEDD assisted the town with the development and adoption of a Complete Streets Policy that directs all town departments to consider Complete Streets design elements in all projects and phases going forward.

Following the adoption of the Complete Streets Policy, SRPEDD developed a Complete Streets Prioritization Plan (list of projects) that will ultimately be used to apply for funding from MassDOT to begin the construction of projects on the plan. The Town of Norton's Complete Streets Needs Assessment & Prioritization Plan report summarizes the work completed by SRPEDD and includes the entire list of Complete Streets projects.

Additional information about the MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program and all project presentations, information, and resources can be found in the document library of this webpage.

What are Complete Streets?

What are Complete Streets?

Complete Streets are roadways that safely and comfortably accommodate all users, regardless of age and ability or mode of transportation. Users include, but are not limited to: motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, emergency responders, transit and school bus riders, delivery and service personnel, and freight haulers. Complete Streets components can include roadway design features such as ADA compliant sidewalks and crossings, curb extensions, bicycle lanes, shared use pavement markings, bus shelters and pull-outs, wayfinding signage, landscaping, street lighting, and many other items.

For more information, please review our project pages and/or contact Jackie Jones at 508-824-1367 or

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program

The MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program was launched in February 2016 to provide technical assistance and construction funding to communities that demonstrate a commitment to include Complete Streets in policy and practice. In short, a community may be eligible for up to $400,000 in construction funding to implement Complete Streets elements in municipal projects and up to $35,000 in technical assistance funding in order to develop a plan to do so. The program is divided into three (3) “tiers” and a municipality must satisfy the requirements of the previous tier in order to advance through the program.


Tier 1 - Training & Policy Adoption

  • Attendance at either an "Introductory" or "Advanced" Complete Streets Training (must be a municipal official/employee)
  • Development and local adoption of a Complete Streets policy. Followed by submission to MassDOT for approval.

Tier 2 - Prioritization Plan Development

  • Determination of Complete Streets needs and development of a prioritized list of infrastructure projects. Technical assistance available (up to $35,000 to develop the plan).

Tier 3 - Project Construction Funding

  • Application for construction funding to implement the Complete Streets infrastructure projects on the Prioritization Plan.

Participate and Stay Involved

How to Participate and Stay Involved

The Norton Department of Planning & Economic Development provides an abundance of information about the project and regularly maintains social media correspondence (Facebook, Twitter, and blog). In addition, you may share your ideas directly by emailing the Town Planner.

Throughout the Spring, interested residents, business owners, or others provided numerous areas in town that they felt needed better accommodations or had issues that need to be addressed. That information helped guide SRPEDD’s evaluation of the town and helped develop the projects that are found in the Complete Streets Projects Map.