FAIRHAVEN — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be making improvements to pedestrian signals at Alden Road and Route 6 in Fairhaven later this year.

State Rep. Bill Straus announced Friday that MassDOT is committing $200,000 for a project to enhance traffic signals and provide ADA-compliant ramps at the busy intersection.

Construction is set to begin this summer, according to a statement from Straus.

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Straus represents the 10th Bristol District on Beacon Hill and is House Chair for the legislature's joint Transportation Committee.

He said he requested the improvements last year after local residents brought their concerns to his attention.

"This is a particularly dangerous stretch of Route 6 for pedestrians and I am pleased that we are now in a position to make it safer for all road users," Straus said.

MassDOT Administrator Jonathan Gulliver commented, "I want to thank Representative Straus for working with agency staff over the last several months to advance this safety project on our state roads."

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