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Framingham Construction & Traffic Alerts, Week of Nov. 22-28, 2020

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 6:53 pm on November 20, 2020
Framingham Traffic Alerts, Detours, Delays, sign: Be Prepared to Stop

Plan ahead for delays and be prepared to stop as Framingham infrastructure projects are being finished before winter sets in.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham has released the following traffic alerts for the week of November 22nd - 28th, 2020, (note: construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change).

 

Cedar Street - Gas Main Relay - Eversource Gas will continue installing gas service lines on Cedar Street. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.


Cochituate Road/Rt. 30 - Rail Trail ...[read more]


Framingham Cancels Popular Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 1:17 pm on November 20, 2020

christmas tree, clip artFRAMINGHAM, MA - In past years a town-wide effort was made to bring people together to light the "Official" Christmas Tree in Downtown Framingham.  At past tree lightings, school children would carol on the steps of the Memorial Building, Santa might have shown up riding atop a Framingham Fire Engine, and after the tree lighting children would be welcomed into Nevins Hall for hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes and a chance to spend some time with friends, neighbors and family and maybe have a photo taken with Santa.

In a press release today, The City of Framingham announced it will cancel this ...[read more]


Area Residents Feel Cape Earthquake

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 2:58 pm on November 8, 2020
USCS / NEIC Earthquake Map, Buzzards Baay, November 8, 2020.Map

USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) "Felt It" Map, of Buzzards Bay MA earthquake, November 8, 2020 at 9:10am.

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Did you feel mild ground shaking this morning?   Thousands of residents of Massachusetts, in areas from Cape Cod to Metrowest to the Berkshires and into Connecticut reported feeling light tremors to The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS reported a 4.0 magnitude earthquake occured ...[read more]


Framingham Construction & Traffic Alerts (Week of Nov 8-14, 2020)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 9:51 pm on November 6, 2020
Framingham Traffic / Detour Signs

Drivers are alerted to BE PREPARED TO STOP as road and utility projects continue on many roads in Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The City of Framingham will be performing the following highway / road work and utility projects during the week of November 8th - 20th, 2020.  Expect delays or detours as described below:


Beaver Street Bridge - punch list items. Expect minor delays at times.


Bethany Road – Eversource Gas will continue relaying gas main and services on Bethany Road. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.


Cedar Street – Eversource Gas will continue installing gas service lines on Cedar Street. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.


Eames and Pratt – Eversource Gas will continue installing gas service lines on Eames and Pratt Streets. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.


Hampden, Hillcrest, and Berskshire Roads  - water main replacement, final trench paving is schedule for Hampden, Hillcrest, and Berkshire Roads. Expect minor delays at times.


Indian Head Road – Eversource Gas will continue relaying gas main and services on Indian Head Road. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.


Nobscot Intersection - improvements: utility poles will be set, and electrical wires will continue to be transferred in preparation for the intersection improvements project. The City’s contractor will continue to prepare the site for the intersection improvements project and conduct test pits. Expect minor delays at times.


Robertson Road - Eversource Gas will continue relaying gas services on Robertson Road. A one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in effect. Expect minor delays.


Spot Mill and Fill Paving - The Highway Division will mill and pave miscellaneous sections of roadway on Frost Street, Brook Street, and Dudley Road, Tuesday, November 10. Expect minor delays.


Urban Street Sweeping Program  (Area B)

  • The Highway Division will street sweep Area B on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
  • 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 Ext., Cedar Street, Charles Street, Claflin Street, Clifford Street, Coburn Street, Cypress Street, Hayes Street, Highland Street, Hilton Street, Mellen Street, Naples Street, Pine Street, Saucier Street, Waverly Court, and Winthrop Street.

Worcester Road, 9/90  - a City hired contractor will conduct test pits on Gates Road, Thursday and Friday, November 12-13. Expect minor delays.

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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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