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Framingham Construction & Traffic Alerts (week of Nov. 9th-16th, 2019)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 4:56 pm on November 9, 2019
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 Framingham Public Works Department has released the following list of scheduled construction and traffic alerts for the week of November 9th through the 16th, 2019. Please note, construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.

Arlington Street Water Work, ­ Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8 AM ­ 4 PM -- the Water Division will install a new water service at the intersection of Arlington Street and Irving Street. Arlington Street (between Irving Street and South Street) will be closed to through traffic. A detour will be in effect. Please seek an alternate route.

Beacon Street & Summer Street, ­ Sidewalk & Road Improvements --- crews will continue to adjust driveway aprons and address punch-list items. A two-way and/or one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect, expect delays at times.

Beaver Street Bridge -- Utility companies will continue re-locating overhead wires on Beaver Street. Two-way and/or one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.

Central Street (between Edgell Rd. and Purchase St.), Central Street Water & Sewer Design Project -- a city-hired contractor will continue conducting soil tests and surveying. A two-way and/or one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect, expect minor delays.

Garvey Road, Sewer Pump Station ­ Design Project -- a city-hired contractor will begin conducting soil tests and surveying. A two-way and/or one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect, expect minor delays.

Harrison Street, Gas Main Relay (Eversource Gas) -- Eversource Gas will continue installing gas main on Harrison Street. Expect minor delays.

Hollis Street (near a portion of Bates Rd. Ext. Thayer St. & Andrews St.), Hollis Street Water Main Project -- a city-hired contractor will continue installing water main. Expect minor interruptions at times.

"Hospital Streets", (­ Learned, Evergreen, Thurber, and Myrtle Streets), ­ Sidewalk & Road Improvements -- crews will continue to excavate, prep, and pour concrete sidewalks. Also, begin raising utility castings in preparation for final paving. A traffic management plan will be in effect. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times. Police details will be on-site to facilitate vehicle and pedestrian traffic, as well as hospital deliveries. Please seek an alternate route.

Jodie Road, Gas Main Relay (Eversource Gas) -- Eversource Gas will continue installing gas main on Jodie Road. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays at times.

Lincoln Street Gas Main Relay (Eversource Gas), Eversource Gas will continue installing gas main on Lincoln Street. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect delays at times.

Loker Street Gas Main Relay (Eversource Gas), Eversource Gas will continue installing gas main on Loker Street and Howe Street. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays at times.

Salem End Road,  Bridge Rehabilitation project --- Bridge rehabilitation continues. Expect minor delays.

Street Sweeping ­ Area B --- The Highway Division will street sweep Area B on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. NO PARKING will be allowed from 9 AM to Noon. Vehicles parked on the street will be ticketed and towed. The following streets will be swept during this operation: Avon Street, Bethany Road (#4-56), Bridges Street, Bridges Street Extension, Cedar Street, Charles Street, Claflin Street, Clifford Street, Coburn Street, Cypress Street, Hayes Street, Highland Street, Hilton Street, Mellon Street, Naples Street, Pine Street, Saucier Street, Waverly Court and Winthrop Street.

Union Ave. (Between Beech St. & Proctor St.) Utilities work -- a city-hired contractor will begin preparing the road for paving (between Beech Street and Proctor Street). Expect delays at times. Periodic closures of the following side streets may include: Henry St., Lexington St., Proctor St., Pearl St., Sanger St., and William Welch Way. Side street closures may be in effect during working hours, 7 AM ­ 3:30 PM. A detour on Union Ave. will be in effect. Please reference the detour information below.

Union Ave. Detour Information: Starting the week of November 11, 2019, the following detour plan will be in effect 24 hours a day, Monday ­ Friday.

  • Union Ave. Southbound traffic will be detoured down Lincoln Street to Concord Street back onto Union Ave.
  • Northbound travel only on Union between Proctor Street and Lincoln Street.

Worcester Road Eastbound (Route 9 East) -- Water & Sewer Improvements, Night work: Sunday (night) ­ Friday (morning), 9 PM to 5 AM, Crews will continue to install water and sewer main. Construction will occur between 328 to 150 Worcester Road. The right lane on Rt. 9 East will be closed to traffic during working hours. Please use caution if you are traveling through the area.

Worcester Road, near I-90, 9/90 Water Improvements ­ Design Project, Night work: Tuesday, 11/12/19 (night) ­ Wednesday, 11/13/19 (morning), 9 PM to 5 AM, If necessary, Wednesday, 11/13/19(night) ­ Thursday, 11/14/19 (morning), 9 PM to 5 AM, A city-hired contractor will conduct soil tests on Tuesday night for the design of an upcoming water project. This work will take place between 1800 to 1626 Worcester Road (near the I-90 turnpike ramps). The right lane on Rt. 9 East will be closed to traffic during working hours. Please use caution if you are traveling through the area.

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Framingham Road Work, Utility Projects, Traffic Detours

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 6:08 pm on September 26, 2019
Framingham Traffic / Detour Signs

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

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham Public Works Department has released information regarding road construction, utility projects and related traffic alerts for the week of September 29th through October 5th, 2019.  Note, construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.

Beacon Street Paving & Sidewalk Replacement - crews will continue curbing installation. Also, raise utility castings, prep and pave sidewalks, and driveway aprons. Expect delays.

Beaver Street Bridge - Utility companies will continue re-locating overhead wires on Beaver Street. Two-way and/or one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.

Harrison Street Gas Main Relay (Eversource Gas) - Eversource Gas will begin installing gas main on Harrison Street. Expect minor delays.

Hollis Street Water Main Project ­(located near a portion of Bates Road Extension & Thayer Street) - a city-hired contractor will begin installing water main on Thayer Street, near the intersection of Bates Road and Brackett Road. Expect minor interruptions at times.

Hydrant Flushing ­ South of Waverly Street, (near the Ashland, Natick and Sherborn town lines) - the Water Department will begin conducting its Fall 2019 Water Main Flushing Program on Monday, September 30, 2019, through Friday, November 15, 2019. Water Main flushing will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in residential areas and 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in business areas. The purpose of the program is to improve drinking water quality for residents and businesses in Framingham. (For more information and to view daily flushing status updates, please visit the Annual Water Main Flushing page on the framinghamma.gov website).

Jodie Road Gas Main Relay (Eversource Gas) Eversource Gas will continue installing gas main on Jodie Road. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.

Lanewood Avenue Siphon Replacement, (between Waveney Road & Briarwood Road) - a city-hired contractor will mill and pave the project area. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.

Lincoln Street Gas Main Relay (Eversource Gas) - Eversource Gas will continue installing gas main on Lincoln Street. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect delays at times.

Lindbergh Road and Hampshire Road, (Water Main Replacement), the Water Department will continue to install water main on Hampshire Road and Lindbergh Road. Expect minor delays.

North Concord Street - Road & Sidewalk Improvements, Punch-list items. Expect minor delays.

Salem End Road, Badger Road, and Gates Street, (Intersection Improvements) - a city-hired contractor will begin installing new curbing. A two-way and/or one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect during the day time hours. Expect moderate delays as Salem End Road Bridge Rehabilitation also continues.

Summer Street (Paving & Sidewalk Replacement) - crews will continue curbing installation. Also, raise utility castings, prep sidewalks, and driveway aprons for final paving. A two-way and/or one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect during the day time hours. Police detail officers will be on-site. Expect delays at times.

Street Sweeping ­ (Area A) - The Highway Division will street sweep Area A on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. NO PARKING will be allowed from 9 AM to Noon. Vehicles parked on the street will be ticketed and towed. The following streets will be swept during this operation: Bishop Street: Number 1, Number 2, Clark Street, Davis Street, Franklin Street: Number 2 - Number 156, Frederick Street, Freeman Street, Grant Street: Number 1 - Number 76, Henry Street, Kendall Street, Lexington Street, Milton Street, Park Place, Park Street, Pearl Street, Proctor Street, Richardson Circle, Richardson Court, Sanger Street, Thompson Street, Torrey Street, and William H. Welch Way.

Union Avenue Utilities, (between Beech St. & Proctor St.) - a city-hired contractor will continue installing water and sewer main. A detour will be in effect during working hours, Monday-Friday, 7 AM ­ 3:30 PM. Union Ave. Southbound traffic will be detoured down Lincoln Street to Concord Street. Union Ave. Northbound travel only on Union between Proctor Street and Lincoln Street. Expect delays at times.

Winter Street Gas Main Relay, (Eversource Gas) - Gas main relay continues. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect delays.

Worcester Road Eastbound/Rt.9 East, (Water & Sewer Improvements) - Night work: Sunday (night) ­ Friday (morning), 9 PM to 5 AM. Two crews will continue to install water and sewer main. Construction will occur between 328 to 150 Worcester Road. The right lane on Rt. 9 East will be closed to traffic during working hours. Please use caution if you are traveling through the area.

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Traffic Alerts & Construction Detours (May 14th - 18th, 2012)

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 4:30 pm on May 11, 2012
Framingham Traffic Detours sign

Framingham Road Construction Detours / Alert.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork in town continues this week, (Monday through Friday, May 14th - 18th, 2012).

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 May 14th - May 18th, 2012 indicates that: ...[read more]


Road and Sewer Work Resumes in Framingham

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 11:59 am on April 9, 2012
Framingham Traffic Detours sign

Framingham Sewer and Road Construction resumes

FRAMINGHAM, MA - With warmer weather, and ground thawed, work crews have resumed many of the capital improvement projects in Framingham.

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.

Some of the projects include:

Auburn Street - Auburn Street has been re-opened to through traffic.  Minor construction activities will take place, reducing traffic patterns to a one lane alternating traffic pattern, please use caution while traveling in this area.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Edgell Road - Construction crews will mobilize on Edgell Road between Warren Place and Central Street to perform deep gravity sewer installation.  Construction activities may restrict normal traffic patterns to a one lane alternating traffic pattern, please use caution while travelling in this area.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Concord Street (Rt. 126) - Fiber Optic Communication Line installation and Sewer manhole work will occur on Concord Street north of Worcester Road (Route 9) and south of School Street. Construction activities may restrict normal traffic patterns to one lane alternating, please use caution while travelling in this area. Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Sewer main construction activities on Concord Street between Hardy Street and A Street may restrict traffic flow through the construction zone to a one lane alternating traffic pattern between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Sewer manhole work will occur on Concord Street (Rt. 126), south of Worcester Road (Route 9) and north of Gorman Road. Construction activities will not restrict normal traffic patterns, please use caution while travelling in this area. Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Anzio Road - On Monday, April 9th construction crews will mobilize on Anzio Road to begin water main and sewer main construction.  While construction activities are in progress, Anzio Road will be closed to through traffic.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Cypress Street and Mellen Street- Beginning Monday, April 9th construction crews will mobilize on Cypress Street to begin water main and sewer main construction.  While construction activities are in progress, Cypress Street will be restricted to local traffic only.  Once the work is complete on Cypress Street, construction crews will mobilize to Mellen Street.  While construction activities are in progress on Mellen Street, Mellen Street will be restricted to local traffic only between Winthrop Street and Clifford Street.  Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m

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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Roadwork Nears Completion for Winter

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 4:15 pm on December 9, 2011
Framingham Traffic Alerts, Detours, Road Construction, September 5-9, 2011

Framingham Traffic Alerts, Detours, Road & Bridge Construction, December 12th through 16th, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - After months of work on the East Framingham Sewer Improvement project, the Fountain Street Bridge replacement and other capital improvement projects to roads and sewers in town, crews will soon be wrapping up construction for the winter.

Still, motorists may experience delays due to the following work sites and detours during the week of December 12th through 16th, 2011.

Work along Concord Street, (Rt. 126, north of Worcester Road), this week will include site restoration between School Street and Summer Street, including site cleaning activities, paving, loaming and seeding.  From 7:00am to 4:30pm, police will be directing a single lane alternating traffic management plan while construction activities are in progress.

Auburn Street will continue to be closed to through traffic.  A detour will remain in place while construction work is ...[read more]


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