FRAMINGHAM, MA- Roadwork on in town continues this week, (Monday through Friday, January 9th through January 13th, 2012), with a majority of the work occurring in the Framingham Centre area, along Rt. 9 and Rt. 126.
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 January 9th - January 13th, 2012 indicate that:
Auburn Street - Due to the location of the construction work zone, Auburn Street will be closed to through traffic. In order to reach the eastern portion of Auburn Street, Auburn Street Extension and Beulah Street, traffic will be directed north on Edgell Road to Central Street, from Central Street to Kellogg Street, from Kellogg Street to Prospect Street, from Prospect Street to Worcester Road west, from Worcester Road west.
Framingham Center Post Office, (Rt. 9 / 855 Worcester Road) - In order to access the U.S. Post Office branch located at 855 Worcester Road from Edgell Road, follow Edgell Road north to Central Street, from Central Street to Kellogg Street, from Kellogg Street to Prospect Street, from Prospect Street to Worcester Road west, from Worcester Road west to Beulah Street or Auburn Street. Patrons of the U.S. Postal branch travelling from Worcester Road eastbound will still be able to access the Post Office from Worcester Road.
Pleasant Street, (Rt. 30 east of Framingham Center) - Due to the location of the water transmission main work on Pleasant Street, adjacent to the Southborough Town Line an intermittent one lane alternating traffic management plan may be implemented while construction activities are in progress between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Worcester Road, (Route 9 East) - Sewer main work will take place on Worcester Road (Route 9 East) adjacent to the Worcester Road Pump Station and the AAMCO. Work will take place in the shoulder of the road and will not restrict lane usage on Worcester Road. Construction activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Danforth Street Bridge - Bridge is still closed during reconstruction and traffic is detoured onto Elm Street / Concord Street, School Street and Old Connecticut Path. (Additional info on MassDOT website, see link at bottom of page).
Concord Street, (Rt. 126 South of Worcester Road) - Sewer manhole work will occur on Concord Street south of Worcester Road (Route 9) and 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.
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