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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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Detours & Traffic Alerts Week of July 30th - August 3rd, 2012

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 10:59 pm on July 29, 2012
Framingham Traffic Detours sign

Traffic detours sign, Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Roadwork continues on numerous road and sewer projects in town this week, (Monday through Friday, July 30th through August 3rd, 2012).

Delays due to lane restriction, alternating traffic patterns 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, (see link below for more info).

The email traffic alert for the week of July 30th - August 3rd, 2012 indicates that: ...[read more]


Traffic Alerts & Detours (June 25th - June 29th, 2012)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 3:01 pm on June 22, 2012
Framingham Traffic Detours sign

Be prepared for detours and delays as Framingham Sewer and Road Construction continues.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork in town continues this week, (Monday through Friday, June 25th - June 29th, 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 June 25th - June 29th, 2012 indicates that:

A Street - Construction crews are anticipated to mobilize on the northern end of A Street to begin the final sewer main connection to the A Street Waste Water Management Facility. While construction is in progress, the northern end of ...[read more]


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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