Rendering: View over Grove St. looking north (proposed)

Construction Updates

Important information about current and upcoming corridor project construction events.

Traffic Management Plan (TMP)

The plans detail how the lanes of traffic will be routed during the work undergrounding the utilities.

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October 15, 2021

Undergrounding of Utilities Work Begins

Installation of the first electric manhole vault will begin on Monday, October 18 near the intersection of Main Street and Claflin Ave, between #102 and #104 Main Street. It is anticipated the work will take up to 3-5 days to complete. Please see the technical plan linked below outlining the work area (highlighted in green).

Draft Traffic Management Plan for utility vault work areas between 85/135 and Commonwealth Ave. (PDF, 0.2MB)

The work on Monday will require a lane shift to maintain two lanes of traffic. Police details will be present 24-hours a day as the work will require several days to complete while the excavation pit remains open with jersey barriers installed around the open excavation. Work hours during the day will remain 7:00am-3:00pm but may be extended if necessary. Temporary lighting is proposed overnight for the protection of detail officers and for vehicle safety travelling through the shifted lane overnight.

The plan provides two lanes of traffic through the work area delineated by cones or barrels. There may be the need to temporarily go down to one lane of alternating traffic for short periods of time.

The Town and the Contractor will be reaching out next week to any abutters that will be directly impacted by these operations in regards to limited or no access to driveways.

October 8, 2021

Two Week Look Ahead

Please be advised that this schedule may change due to weather conditions and existing conditions found while performing the tasks below. This work may impact traffic and require lane and sidewalk closures limiting access to driveways and entrances to businesses. Seek alternate routes when possible.

What to Expect for the Week of October 12, 2021

  • Continuation of the Drainage Installation along Main Street
  • MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor
  • Delivery of Electric Materials
  • Sawcut trenches for Duct Banks

What to Expect for the Week of October 18, 2021

  • MassDOT Survey Crews to continue to locate limits of easements within the corridor
  • Delivery of Electric materials
  • Start the installation of Electric Manholes

Anticipated Work Hours

Day work is anticipated to begin at 7am and generally conclude at 3:30pm during the weekdays (Monday through Friday). Anticipate site set up could occur just prior to 7am.

As with all construction work, activities are anticipated as unexpected issues can arise and delay progress. Updates will be provided weekly.

Property Access and Parking Updates

Some on-street parking may be closed during construction.

Undergrounding of utilities work begins on Monday, October 18. Some on-street parking spaces along both sides of Main Street may need to be closed as part of this work. Parking spaces will reopen as the work progresses.


If you have questions about access or parking to a business or home, please contact the Town’s Project Specialist (below). During the utility undergrounding work, the Town and the contractor will reach out to any abutters that will be directly impacted with regard to limited or no access to driveways. Police details and a MassDOT Resident Engineer will be on-site during construction.

NO PARKING signs will be posted 24-hours in advance of road work. We ask that you take notice of these signs and refrain from parking in these areas during the posted hours.

Sidewalk Reconstructuring Sequencing

Sidewalks are not anticipated to be reconstructed at the start of the project unless the proposed drainage and undergrounding of utility work is in a sidewalk. Updates will be provided.

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