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Framingham Road Work / Traffic Alerts (Oct. 21-27, 2018)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:48 pm on October 19, 2018
Framingham Traffic Alerts, Detours, Delays, sign: Be Prepared to Stop

Plan ahead for delays and be prepared to stop as many Framingham roadway projects are being finished before winter sets in.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham has released the following traffic alerts for the week of October 21st-27th, 2018, (note: construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change).

Concord Street: Expect significant traffic delays as crews perform utility and roadway improvements during the day and night hours in areas along Concord Street between Cochituate Road (Rt. 30) and School Street. Day work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Night work will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Crestwood Drive: Expect minor delays as crews pave the roadway between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Dinsmore Avenue: will be closed as crews make utility improvements. Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Edgell Road, Grove Street, Belknap Road, Vernon Street: Beginning on Monday, October 22, expect significant delays as a temporary detour will be in place for southbound traffic on a portion of Edgell Road between 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m as crews perform utility improvements. Southbound traffic will be detoured from Edgell Road onto Belknap Road to Grove Street, and reconnect to Edgell Road via Vernon Street. Northbound traffic will be permitted.  Due to road restrictions, oversized vehicles and trucks should observe the posted limitations and follow the truck detour route on Belknap Road to Mill Street, continue onto Pleasant Street and reconnect to Edgell Road via Vernon Street. Police detail officers will be stationed within the work zone and at critical intersections within the detour to assist motorists; school buses will be given priority to ensure safe and timely travel for students.

Fountain Street: Expect moderate delays as crews perform roadway improvements overnight between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. A detour will be in place for this work.

Indian Head Heights: Expect minor delays as crews continue utility work on Indian Head Heights between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Lanewood Avenue: Roadway closure between Briarwood Road and Waveney Road until November as crews perform utility improvements under the aqueduct. Traffic will detour onto Angelica Drive and Waveney Way to access Waveney Road.

Little Farms Road, Shawmut Terrace: Expect minor delays as crews perform utility improvements between 7:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.

Main Street: Expect moderate delays as a one lane alternating traffic pattern is in place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Nixon Road: Expect moderate delays this week as crews pave the roadway from Edmands Road to Parmenter Road and Parmenter Road to the Marlborough town line between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Old Conn. Path: Expect moderate delays this week as crews pave the roadway from School Street to the Wayland town line between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Speen Street: Expect minor traffic impacts as crews complete punchlist items on Speen Street between Old Conn. Path and Cochituate Road between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Union Avenue: Northbound travel (heading toward Route 9) will be permitted through the work zone (between Melrose Street and Walnut Street). Southbound traffic between Walnut Street and Melrose Street is NOT permitted; traffic will be detoured to Franklin Street (southbound) to Melrose Street to reconnect with Union Avenue. All trucks and over-sized vehicles heading southbound must use Franklin Street. Two-way local traffic traveling between Main Street and Walnut Street will be maintained.  A new detour pattern is expected to be implemented Friday 10/26. Northbound travel (heading toward Route 9) will be permitted through the work zone (between DeLoss Street and Walnut Street). Southbound traffic between Linden Street and DeLoss Street is NOT permitted; traffic will be detoured to Franklin Street (southbound) to Henry Street to reconnect with Union Avenue. All trucks and over-sized vehicles heading southbound must use Franklin Street. Two-way local traffic traveling between Main Street and Linden Street will be maintained.

MetroWest Medical Center on Lincoln, Thurber, Myrtle, Learned and Evergreen Streets:  work will take place in the area. Please take notice of posted parking restrictions. Overnight work will be conducted on Sunday 10/21- Monday 10/22 at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Evergreen Street. Lincoln Street will not be accessible from Union Avenue during the overnight work, please use Beech Street to access Lincoln Street.

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Framingham Roadwork and Construction (Oct. 7-13, 2018)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 3:06 pm on October 5, 2018
Framingham Traffic / Detour Signs

Drivers are alerted to Be Prepared To Stop, (and wait), as construction continues in Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Commuters should be aware that there may be traffic delays due to road construction and other work being done in the the City of Framingham during the week of October 7th through 13th, 2018.

Below is a list of scheduled road work:

Concord Street: Expect minor traffic delays as crews perform utility improvements in areas along Cherry Street to School Street and A Street south of Bonito Drive between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Cottage Street: Expect moderate delays as crews perform utility improvements between School Street and Danforth Street between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Flanagan Drive: Expect minor delays as crews perform utility improvements along the sidewalk between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Fountain Street: Expect minor delays as crews perform roadway improvements overnight between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. A detour will be in place for this work.

Indian Head Heights: Expect minor delays as crews continue utility work on Indian Head Heights between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Lanewood Avenue: Roadway closure between Briarwood Road and Waveney Road until November as crews perform utility improvements under the aqueduct. Traffic will detour onto Angelica Drive and Waveney Way to access Waveney Road.

Little Farms Road: Expect minor delays as crews perform utility improvements between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Nixon Road: Expect moderate delays on Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10 as crews complete punchlist items on the roadway from Edmands Road to Parmenter Road and Parmenter Road to the Marlborough town line between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Old Connecticut Path: Expect moderate delays on Friday, October 12 as crews complete punchlist items from School Street to the Wayland town line between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Dinsmore Avenue: Dinsmore Avenue will be closed as crews make utility improvements. Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Speen Street: Expect minor traffic impacts as crews complete punchlist items on Speen Street between Old Conn. Path and Cochituate Road between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Union Avenue: Northbound travel (heading toward Route 9) will be permitted through the work zone (between Melrose Street and Walnut Street). Southbound traffic between Walnut Street and Melrose Street is NOT permitted; traffic will be detoured to Franklin Street (southbound) to Melrose Street to reconnect with Union Avenue. All trucks and over-sized vehicles heading southbound must use Franklin Street. Two-way local traffic traveling between Main Street and Walnut Street will be maintained.

Additionally, work will take place in the area of the MetroWest Medical Center on Lincoln, Thurber, Myrtle, Learned and Evergreen Streets. Please take notice of posted parking restrictions.

The City requests that motorists do not cut through residential side streets or parking lots to circumvent the detour; that type of activity can create traffic issues and unsafe situations for pedestrians.

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Access Framingham-Beat Information Night

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 1:00 pm on February 12, 2015
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AF-TV, Public Access Television in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Be a part of Framingham's Own News Program! Find out about Framingham's own news show -- "The Framingham Beat".

Access Framingham is looking for a few Framingham residents to be News Anchors, Reporters, or Segment Producers and help tell the stories of our neighborhoods.

On Wednesday, Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 from 7:00pm-8:30pm, Access Framingham will be having a Framingham Beat Information night.  You can see the studio, practice reading a news script, and ask questions about the different roles needed to put together a news program.  No experience is necessary, just a desire to help communicate all the great stories happening around Framingham.  Please call to register at 508-875-5434 or email info@accessfram.tv

Access Framingham is a membership based organization which provides training with video recording and editing equipment as well as access to our cable television channel to show locally recorded programming.

AF-TV’s local production studio is located in the back of the Fuller Middle School, at 31 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA.

AF-TV can be seen in the Town of Framingham on Comcast Channel 9, RCN Channel 3, and Verizon Channel 43.  For more information about Access Framingham programming, training, and services, you can also visit us online at www.accessfram.tv

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MEMA Issues Ice Safety Precautions

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:43 am on January 23, 2015
MEMA - Ice Safety Alert

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, (MEMA), Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In spite of the recent cold spell, the ice conditions of many bodies of water across the Commonwealth remain uncertain, as demonstrated by the recent ice rescues of a number of individuals and pets. Therefore, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued information regarding safety precautions to be taken on our frozen lakes, rivers and ponds.

“Before we experience a tragedy that is unfortunately too common this time of year, it is important that we remind everyone, particularly children, of the dangers of unsafe ice,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “People may be a bit impatient and venture out on the ice for skating, hockey, ice fishing and other winter sports before understanding the conditions. We highly recommend the use of recreational skating areas provided by the Commonwealth and your local communities. It is very important to exercise precaution and common sense.”

Always check with your local police, fire or park department to ensure that safe ice conditions exist. However, due to the uncertainty and constant changing of ice conditions and the dangers ...[read more]


UPDATED - Central Street Bridge in Saxonville Being Rebuilt

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 1:32 am on December 28, 2014
2014 - Framingham, MA - Central Street Bridge Project Map

Central Street Bridge Project Map - Click to Enlarge.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Central Street Bridge which spans the Sudbury River over the "Great Falls at Saxonville" is being removed and replaced, check for detours and construction delays.

UPDATES:

12/27/14 - According to a large flashing construction sign by the School Street /  Concord Street intersection; the Central Street bridge will close on January 5th, 2015.

12/26/14 - traffic island at intersection of Central St. and Water St. removed, traffic signals and wiring being cleared for demolition.

Project Background:

The bridge replacement project is being performed by contractor under the direction of  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, (MassDOT).  Construction schedules call for contractors to performed deconstruction and removal of the bridge starting in late December or early January and continuing through the winter months so that reconstruction may begin in the Spring of 2015.  MassDOT has established a deadline of August, 2015 for completion of the new bridge.

The current bridge is named for Anthony M. "Tony" Colonna, a former public servant and lifetime Framingham resident who served as a MA State Representative, (many tribute Tony with bringing two MassPike exits to Framingham), then as Head of the Public Works Department and a Magistrate, and eventually the Clerk of the Framingham District Court for many years.

The Central Street Bridge project was planned in coordination with the recently completed Wickford Street Bridge replacement so that traffic which would usually come into or leave  Saxonville via Central Street can be detoured over the Sudbury River using the Wickford Street Bridge.

For more info about the project, visit the Town of Framingham web page, or MassDOT, visit: www.massdot.state.us



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