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Traffic Alerts, Road Construction Detours (Oct. 10th-14th, 2011)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 5:51 pm on October 9, 2011
Rough Road Ahead (traffic sign, Framingham, MA)

Traffic sign in Framingham Center warns ROUGH ROAD AHEAD and changes to CAUTION MOTORCYCLES.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, October 10th through October 14th, 2011).

Delays due to traffic and detours around some of the work sites can add to driving times, so motorists should plan accordingly.

The Town of Framingham's Department of Public Works / Highway Division / Capital Projects website offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.

You can view up to date traffic alerts, maps of project work sites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects.

The email traffic alert for the week of October 10th - 14th, 2011 indicates that:

''A'' Street construction in Framingham, MA (2011)

Construction continues on ''A'' Street near Framingham High School

"A" Street- Construction crews will continue to install sewer services on "A" Street, restricting traffic to a one lane alternating traffic pattern while construction is underway.  At the end of each work day, normal traffic flow on "A" Street will be restored. Access to side streets and Framingham High School will be maintained.

Coburn Area - On Monday, October 10th construction crews will be tying in the water main from Saucier Street to Waverly Street.  While construction is in progress; it will be necessary to utilize a one lane traffic pattern on Waverly Street.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, October 11th construction crews will begin to install sewer main on Winthrop Street.  While construction is in progress; Winthrop Street will be closed between Wood Avenue and Mellen Street and through traffic will be locally detoured. Construction activities on Winthrop Street are scheduled to take place between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily.

Concord Street, (Rt. 126 / North of Worcester Road) -A service crew is working on Concord Street between School Street and the southern end of "A" Street installing water and wastewater services; side street connections and drainage improvement.  While construction is in progress; it will be necessary to utilize a single lane alternating traffic pattern through the work zone.  Construction activities will take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Summer 2010 - Detours on Concord St. send drivers down Summer St.

Detour on Concord St. (near Hardy St. and the YMCA) send drivers down Summer St. to Beacon St. to get to and from Rt. 30.

Construction crews are currently working between Old Connecticut Path and Summer Street installing double force mains, sewer services and drainage.  While construction is in progress; southbound traffic on Concord Street will be detoured from Concord Street to Summer Street, from Summer Street to Beacon Street and from Beacon Street to Cochituate Road back onto Concord Street.  Access to properties and side streets will be maintained throughout construction. Construction activities will take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A drill rig has been progressing south on Concord Street in preparation for rock fracturing for sewer main installation on Concord Street north of the intersection of Cochituate Road (Route 30). Traffic on Concord Street between Route 30 and Old Connecticut Path shall be one lane alternating. Construction activities will take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Concord Street,
(Rt. 126 / South of Worcester Road) - Construction crews will continue to install a deep gravity sewer main on the ramp from 126 north to Route 9 east.  This work will require a one lane alternating traffic pattern while construction is underway.  Normal traffic patterns will resume at the end of the work day.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Construction crews will continue to install a deep sewer main on Concord Street just north of the intersection of Gorman Road.  Southbound traffic on Concord Street will be detoured from Concord Street to Oran Road, from Oran Road to Arsenal Road, from Arsenal Road to Anzio Road and from Anzio Road back onto Concord Street.  Normal traffic patterns will resume at the end of the work day.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place overnight between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Detour while Danforth Street Bridge in Framingham, MA is under construction.

Danforth Street Bridge remains closed while under construction.

Danforth Street Bridge  - Bridge will be closed during construction. (Additional info on MassDOT website, see link at bottom of page).

Fountain Street Bridge - Bridge will be closed during construction. It is anticipated that the bridge will be closed until November of 2011. Traffic will be detoured to the west, over the Winter Street Bridge and the Fountain Street Bridge in Ashland. (Additional info on MassDOT website, see link at bottom of page).

Pleasant Street, (Route 30 at Framingham Center) - Construction crews will continue the culvert replacement on Pleasant Street from New York Avenue to Boston Road in Southborough.  Pleasant Street will be restricted to one lane alternating traffic while construction is in progress.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place daily between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Saint Lo Street - Construction crews will continue roadway reconstruction activities on Saint Lo Street, roadway paving and traffic markings application activities will restrict traffic on Saint Lo Street to local traffic only while construction is in progress.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

State Street closed at Framingham State University

Framingham State University campus security will detour traffic off State Street as textured crosswalks are installed.

State Street - Contractor will be installing a "brick print" epoxy resin in the raised crosswalks on State Street. This work will be done in the overnights to minimize impacts to emergency access and the University's pedestrian traffic. Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.  State Street will be restricted to local traffic only during construction operations.

Police detail officers will be present to ensure safe vehicular and pedestrian travel. If you encounter any problems due to this work, contact the Capital Construction Hotline at (508) 532-6040.

Additional info can be found at the Town of Framingham Dept. of Public Works/Capital Projects website www.BuildingFramingham.com or for state highway projects, bridge replacement work, etc, at the MassDOT website www.massdot.state.ma.us

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