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August 12, 2022

Construction Advisory

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.

What to Expect for the Week of August 15, 2022, to August 18, 2022

East Side of Project and Project Wide

  • Comcast Ductbanks work on Main Street from the Muffin House to Ash Street
  • Underground service work to property lines (from the Muffin House working eastbound to Ash Street)
  • Continue the service connections project wide

West Side of Project

  • Install new granite curb along Main Street between Wood Street and the Fire Station
  • Fine Grade and Compact sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station
  • Start forming Concrete Sidewalks between Wood Street and the Fire Station

85/135 Intersection

  • Start Phase 2 of Full-Depth excavation – estimated to be completed in 3 weeks
  • Work will begin at the Fire Station and move eastward to the Muffin House
  • Work will also take place within the project limits on Cedar and Grove Street
  • One lane of traffic will be maintained and the eastbound detour – from Pleasant St to Maple St to Hayden Rowe will be utilized; Walcott St. will be open to two-way traffic during the detour and will revert to one-way when the road is opened up.
  • Access to driveways will be maintained with possible brief delays
  • Dust control measures will be utilized including mandatory treatment over the weekend
  • Estimated work hours will be between 7am and 7pm and may include Saturdays

The Town of Hopkinton appreciates your patience and consideration while we work to support MassDOT’s project to revitalize our downtown infrastructure.

Anticipated Work Hours

Day work is anticipated to begin at 7am and generally conclude at 3:00pm 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.

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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