AN ACT DESIGNATING IN THE TOWNS OF ARLINGTON, LEXINGTON, LINCOLN AND CONCORD A SCENIC BYWAY TO BE KNOWN AS THE BATTLE ROAD: THE ROAD TO REVOLUTIONS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
Notwithstanding section 15C of chapter 40 of the General Laws, a portion of Massachusetts avenue in the town of Arlington; Massachusetts avenue, Old Massachusetts avenue and portions of state highway Route 2A, Wood street and Hancock street in the town of Lexington; North Great road in the town of Lincoln; and Lexington road and portions of Monument street and Liberty street in the town of Concord shall be designated and known as the Battle Road: the Road to Revolutions Scenic Byway.
The Battle Road: the Road to Revolutions scenic byway shall begin on Massachusetts avenue at the intersection of Tufts street in the town of Arlington and shall proceed generally northwest along Massachusetts avenue, with a spur to the Hancock/Clarke house on Hancock street, and continue on Massachusetts avenue to Marrett road, and also branches to Wood street, Old Massachusetts avenue and Massachusetts avenue, through the town of Lexington, where both branches shall merge with North Great road in the town of Lincoln and continue westward to Lexington street and Monument square in the town of Concord, where it turns northward to Monument street then southwestward to Liberty street, terminating at the Buttrick mansion and Muster Field of the Minuteman National Historical Park.
The purpose of the Battle Road: the Road to Revolutions scenic byway designation shall be to recognize, protect and enhance the unique historic, scenic, cultural and recreational resources along the byway, including preservation of the character of the corridor, expansion of economic opportunities, development of balanced tourism and a context in which to evaluate proposed roadway changes. The towns of Arlington, Concord, Lexington and Lincoln shall work in cooperation with the National Park Service to preserve the resources and improve the experience of the byway for both residents and visitors.
Approved November 8, 2006.