It’s been a difficult commuting year in our area. And long term efforts to make it better may hurt a bit in the short term.
The Mass Department of Transportation has been at work on several projects in our area. Another one begins tonight.
A CodeRed alert from the town warns that MassDot will begin work on Route 30 (Main Street) between Sears Road and the Westborough line tonight, June 3rd.
According to the message:
Work will be performed during the night for the next several weeks.
Residents are warned to “expect evening, overnight and morning delays.”
The department has already began a paving project on the east side of Route 30, from East Meadow Street to Framingham. And it would be hard to miss the work that’s started on Route 9 from White Bagley Road into Westborough.
Update (6/3/15 3:27 pm): Having just watched DPW Director Karen Galligan’s update to selectmen last night, I have some more details.
The Main Street roadwork will consist of planing the road and then paving it. That work will be completed by June 30th. (You can thank Selectman Brian Shea for asking Galligan to use CodeRed to alert to residents.)
Galligan informed the board that the state would also begin planing Route 9 Eastbound last night and paving Route 9 Westbound tonight.
The town’s water pipe project along Route 9 will begin this summer and continue into the fall. I will overlap MassDOT’s return to Route 9 for a “second lift” this summer.
Galligan also previewed a future Cordaville Road construction project from River Street to the DPW. Before going to Town Meeting for funding, she will be communicating with the public for feedback.