Construction projects dot Route 9 in Southborough

by susan on August 10, 2012

There are several significant construction projects taking place along the Route 9 corridor in Southborough this summer. Many of you have wondered what they’re all about, so I thought I’d do a little recap. Here they are, moving from east to west along Route 9.

Route 9 westbound at Pleasant Street – New England Center for Children
Look to your right on Route 9 westbound just before the intersection with Central Street and you’ll see the beginnings of a 10-000-square-foot daycare center the New England Center for Children is building for its employees. The project is being funded through a $12-million bond from the quasi-public agency MassDevelopment.

NECC has long provided daycare for its employees, but the school says it has outgrown its current space.

Above: A view of the NECC work site from Pleasant Street

Route 9 eastbound at Crystal Pond – Madison Place 40B
The biggest of the construction projects along Route 9 can be found just west of the intersection with Crystal Pond Road. Crews are clearing the way for a 140-unit 40B apartment complex to be called Madison Place. Westborough developer Robert Moss secured approval for the project in July.

The project calls for 11 buildings containing a total of 140 rental apartments — 84 one-bedrooms and 56 two-bedrooms.

Above: The Madison Place apartment complex is underway

Route 9 westbound at Flagg Road – Cumberland Farms
Where the Gulf station on Route 9 west used to stand, there now exists a gaping hole. The gas pumps and accompanying Cumberland Farms store were torn down to make way for a remodeled version. The new Cumberland Farms will sport a Colonial-style exterior, and the gas pumps will be reconfigured to improve traffic flow.

Sadly (so says my daughter) the new Cumberland Farms will not have a Dunkin Donuts.

Above: Cumberland Farms and the Gulf station were razed but will be replaced

{ 3 comments }

1 Bonnie Phaneuf August 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Susan, the following is also coming down the ROAD the1-495/1-90 Interchange Ramp Modifications &Interstate 495 & Route 9 Interchange when is the big question.
Please take the time to read; Improvement Plan.
massDOT’s Office of Transportation Planning,Study Advisory Group Meeting of June 29,2012.
http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/planning/1495Route9InterchangeStudy.aspx

2 Local August 10, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Anyone know what the construction at the transfer station is for? They’re clearing land around the recycling area for something. Perhaps just expanded parking?

3 Bonnie Phaneuf August 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

massDOT Website should read; I495 not 1495 (one)
http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/planning/I495Route9InterchangeStudy.aspx
Sorry for the error.

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