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Traffic Alert: Less Road, Sewer and Bridge Detours

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 4:28 am on November 28, 2011
Framingham Traffic Alerts, Detours, Delays, sign: Be Prepared to Stop

Drivers should be prepared to stop as single-lane alternating traffic patterns are in use at sewer and road construction sites along Concord St.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- As road crews working on capital construction projects in town wind down for the winter, there is less road work, less sewer construction and should be less detours and traffic delays in Framingham.

Crews will be paving over work sites that are completed and others that will be put on hold until the spring thaw.

The Fountain Street bridge is no longer on the list!  Work to finish that project has been completed and motorists are once again using the bridge!

Some night work being done. The Contractor for the East Framingham Sewer Improvements Project will perform overnight milling activities in the intersection of Concord Street and Cochituate Road, Monday, November 28th through Tuesday, November 29th.

"A" Street - Construction crews will continue to complete site restoration activities, including curbing, loaming and paving 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.

Arthur Street - Construction crews will continue trench restoration work on ...[read more]

Framingham Traffic Alerts (June 13th - 17th, 2011)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 3:30 am on June 12, 2011
Framingham - June 2011 Hartford St / Concord St. detour map

Maps showing detours for current roadway construction projects in Framingham are available online from the Framingham DPW / Highway Division's Capital Project website.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, June 13 - 17, 2011).

Major delays due to backed up 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 worksites and traffic detours, and sign up to receive email alerts for all or any of the currently listed projects.

The email traffic advisory for the week of June 13 - 17, 2011 indicate that:

  • Water main replacement will restrict vehicular traffic on ...[read more]

Downtown Framingham Traffic About to Get a Little Worse

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:13 pm on May 16, 2011
Map of Fountain St. bridge replacement work area in Framingham, MA

The Fountain St. bridge is frequently used to avoid Downtown Framingham and navigate to and from the Merloni Baseball Complex, Loring Arena, Keefe Tech, Fountain Street Galleries, (and other businesses located in the former Bancroft Cap factory), and the surrounding area. Map courtesy of Google Map,

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Long recognized as one of the worst things about Downtown Framingham, traffic along the Rt. 126 corridor through the Rt. 135 intersection and rail crossing is about to get even worse -- temporarily.

Construction is slated to begin June 23, 2011 to replace the Fountain St. bridge which some motorists use as an alternate route to avoid the traffic choked Downtown central district.

MassDOT and its contractor estimate the project will take 97 days and, baring any unforeseen circumstances, the projected bridge re-opening date is set for September 27th, (2011).

The $2.3 million dollar state and federally funded project includes ...[read more]

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