Plan to repave Route 9 doesn’t include Southborough

by susan on November 3, 2009

A stretch of Route 9 in Southborough taken last winter

A stretch of Route 9 in Southborough taken last winter

The state is looking at using federal stimulus money to repave a large stretch of Route 9, but not the portion that runs through Southborough. The plan calls for resurfacing the roadway from the Southborough/Framingham border to the Natick/Wellesley line.

What do you think? Is Southborough getting shortchanged by missing out on the repairs? Or are we dodging a bullet by avoiding what is likely to be a traffic nightmare?

1 John November 3, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Paving or plowing, the stretch of Route 9 from the Fayville lights to Route 495 seems to ALWAYS be on the bottom of the list as far as the state is concerned

2 Chris November 3, 2009 at 9:20 PM

I wonder (hope) they’ll fix the low spot just past the Country Club Lane light and apts on the right…in a decent rain it’s always flooded. That and the Rte. 126 ‘overpass’, meaning the roadway under it also floods very easily.

3 dean dairy November 3, 2009 at 11:55 PM

Indeed. What about road improvements other than “repaving”?

Why is the Rte. 9 spending constrained to “repaving” or not “repaving”?

As long as the average per mile project cost averages out, who cares?

Why the artificial constraint to spend the money on just “repaving” rather than more needed improvements?

Who benefits beside paving contractors?

4 minimom November 4, 2009 at 6:46 AM

I think Route 9 southborough is fine. I don’t really want them messing traffic up like they did FOREVER down at whole foods area. It’s bad enough at rush hour. They can repave in 10 years when I move out west!!

5 Chris November 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM

LOL, maybe they should just take the money and speed up that work in front of Whole Foods, seems like it’s been torn up forever!

6 Kelly Roney November 5, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Stimulus money doesn’t have to be spent on repaving. It’s just that this one project is a repaving project. Repaving is fast out of the chute and thus good for stimulus.

Frankly, I think the pavement on Rte. 9 in Southborough is in pretty good shape except for the eastbound right turn lane past White’s Corner.

I’d like to see some work done on the bridge over Rte. 9 at Crossing Blvd. in Framingham. (But I really think it’s a bad design.)

7 Kelly Roney November 23, 2009 at 11:31 AM

Amazing! Both the parts I wanted fixed have been repaved. I should post here more often!

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