Traffic Alerts & Construction Detours (Oct. 31st - Nov. 4th, 2011)
FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on several major capital improvement projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, October 31st through November 4th, 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 October 31st - November 4th, 2011 indicates that:
"A" Street - Construction crews will continue to complete service connections 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.
Beulah Street and Worcester Road (Route 9) - Construction crews will continue to install new sewer main on Beulah Street and perform drainage work on Route 9 westbound. While construction is in progress Beulah Street will be restricted to local traffic only from Auburn Street Ext. and will be closed at the intersection of Route 9 westbound. Construction activities are scheduled to take place overnight between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Coburn Area - Construction crews will continue to install new sewer main on Winthrop Street. While construction is in progress; Winthrop Street will be closed between Bethany Road and Mellen Street and through traffic will be locally detoured. Construction activities on Winthrop Street are scheduled to take place between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily.
A service crew will be working on Coburn Street installing new service connections. Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Concord Street, (Rt. 126 / North of Worcester Road) - Coonstruction crews have begun to perform temporary restoration activities along "A" Street. While temporary restoration activities are in progress; it will be necessary to utilize a single lane alternating traffic pattern through the work zone. Temporary restoration activities will take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Construction crews are performing service connections between southern end of "A" Street and Summer Street. While services are being installed it will be necessary to restrict traffic to a one lane alternating traffic pattern through the work zone. Service connections are schedule to be installed daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Installation of long side sewer laterals on Concord Street between Summer Street and Cherry Street will restrict traffic to a one lane alternating traffic pattern. The installation of the long side sewer laterals is scheduled to be installed daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Construction crews are currently working between Old Connecticut Path and Summer Street installing double force mains, local collector sewer, deep gravity sewer, sewer services and drainage. While construction is in progress; 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. Construction activities will take place daily between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Concord Street, (Rt 126 / South of Worcester Road ) - Construction crews will continue to install a deep sewer main on Concord Street between Gorman Road and Route 9. Southbound traffic on Concord Street will be detoured from Concord Street to Corregidor Road, from Corregidor Road to Saint Lo Street, from Saint Lo Street to Guadalcanal Road, from Guadalcanal 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 overnight between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
Roadway reconstruction activities will continue on Concord Street between Gorman Road and Lincoln Street including trench repair, sidewalk panel repairs, structure adjustments and the installation of the interlay course between Hartford Street and Gorman Road. It is anticipated that traffic will be restricted to a one lane alternating pattern through the construction zone. Construction activities are scheduled to take place on weather permitting on Monday, October 31st with the installation of the interlay course between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Weather permitting final paving installation is scheduled during the overnight hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and will resume during the overnight hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1st and Wednesday, November 2nd.
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 (Route 30 at Framingham Centre) - Construction crews will continue to install water main on Pleasant Street from Pine Hill Road to Thomas Drive. Pleasant Street will be restricted to one lane alternating traffic while construction is in progress. Construction activities are scheduled to take place daily between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 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