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Framingham Traffic Alerts (July 18th - 22nd, 2011)

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 12:43 am on July 17, 2011
Framingham Traffic, Be Prepared to Stop

Construction crews have placed these signs in several locations on and around ''A'' Steet and Concord St. near the Framingham High School where a major sewer project frequently brings traffic to a standstill.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, July 11 through July 15, 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 July 18th through July 22nd, 2011 indicate that: ...[read more]


Expect Delays at Rt. 126 / Rt. 30 Intersection

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 5:43 am on July 5, 2011
Framingham sewer work at Rt. 30 / Rt. 126 intersection to take longer than expected.

Sewer work near Rt. 30 / Rt. 126 intersection to take longer than expected.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Dennis Paulsen, (Town Meeting Member for Precinct 9, and Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Works), recently spoke with key Town of Framingham personnel and the construction supervisor responsible for the East Framingham Sewer Construction project regarding the work being done near the interestion of Rt. 30 (Cochituate Road), and Rt. 126, (Concord Street).

Paulsen was informed that this week, (July 5th - July 8th, 2011), crews will be cutting diagonally across Concord Street -- from Landseer Ave. to the Framingham Cooperative Bank, and that the work will be done during weekday working hours and that during the construction, Rt. 126 will be restricted to (1) lane ...[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, http://maps.google.com/

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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