FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, September 12th through September 16th, 2011).
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 September 12th - 16th, 2011 indicates that:
"A" Street - Construction crews will continue to install sewer main on "A" Street, restricting traffic to a one lane alternating traffic pattern. 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 throughout the construction. Construction activities will take place daily between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Auburn Street & Auburn Street Extension - Construction crews will continue to install a sewer main between Auburn Street and Beulah Street. Auburn Street will be restricted to local traffic only; Auburn Street Extension will be closed from the intersection of Auburn Street/Auburn Street Extension to Beulah Street during construction work hours from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Auburn Street, Auburn Street Ext. and Beulah Street can be accessed from Worcester Road. At the end of each construction work day, normal traffic flow will be restored.
Bridges Street - Construction crews will continue to perform sewer services on Bridges Street. While construction is in progress; Bridges Street will be open to local traffic only. Construction activities will take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Concord Street (North of Route 9 / Worcester Road) - Construction crews are currently working between Old Connecticut Path and Summer Street installing double force main, sewer services and drainage. Southbound traffic on Concord Street will be detoured from Concord Street to Summer Street, from Summer Street to Beacon Street and from Beacon Street to Cochituate Road back onto Concord Street. Access to properties and side streets will be maintained throughout construction. Local gravity sewer main installation on Concord Street has proceeded north of the intersection of Cochituate Road (Route 30). Traffic on Concord Street between Route 30 and Old Connecticut Path shall be one lane alternating. Construction activities will take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Concord Street (South of Route 9 / Worcester Road) - Construction crews will mobilize to the Route 9/126 North ramp to begin to install a deep gravity sewer main. This work will require a one lane alternating traffic pattern while construction is underway. Normal traffic patterns will resume at the end of the work day. Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Construction crews will begin to install a deep sewer main on Concord Street just north of the intersection of Gorman Road. Southbound traffic on Concord Street will be detoured from Concord Street to Oran Road, from Oran Road to Arsenal Road, from Arsenal Road to Normandy Road and from Normandy Road back onto Concord Street. Normal traffic patterns will resume at the end of the work day. Construction activities are scheduled to take place daily between 6:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Danforth Street Bridge - Bridge will be closed during construction. (Additional info on MassDOT website, see link at bottom of page).
Fountain Street Bridge - Bridge will be closed during construction. It is anticipated that the bridge will be closed until November of 2011. Traffic will be detoured to the west, over the Winter Street Bridge and the Fountain Street Bridge in Ashland. (Additional info on MassDOT website, see link at bottom of page).
Pleasant Street (road is Rt. 30 at Framingham Center) - Construction crews will mobilize on Pleasant Street adjacent to New York Avenue to begin saw-cutting the roadway for the installation of a new water main. Pleasant Street will be restricted to one lane alternating traffic while construction is in progress. Construction activities are scheduled to take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
State Street - Roadway reconstruction activities will continue with the raising of utility castings, curb and sidewalk installation, bollard foundation installation and top course paving. State Street will be restricted to local traffic only during construction operations. Construction activities are scheduled to take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 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