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

Construction Updates

Important information about current and upcoming corridor project construction events.

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Construction Detour Update

As a result of the longer-than-expected traffic delays, public safety has allowed a detour of westbound Main Street traffic at the Wood Street and West Main intersection when needed. Westbound traffic will be detoured down Wood Street to turn left onto Elm Street then turn left on Lumber Street Extension back to Main Street.

This detour will likely be utilized while work is ongoing in this area over the next few weeks.

The original traffic plan called for alternating one lane of traffic while work was ongoing in the Wood Street Intersection but the traffic impacts of that plan resulted in longer than expected delays.

Detours are to be used at a minimum, in general, to avoid sending large volumes of traffic through residential areas.

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July 1, 2022

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.

What to Expect for the Week of July 4, 2022 to July 8, 2022

  • No work on Monday - July 4th holiday
  • Excavate existing roadway gravel and install, grade and compact new gravel between the Fire Station and the Wood Street intersection – a single lane of alternating traffic will be used as needed and eastbound traffic will be detoured from Main to Pleasant to Grove Street
  • Install Verizon conduit between Ash Street and Church Street
  • Finish work on Historic Wall in front of 25 Main Street
  • Begin work on wall at 15/17 Main Street
  • Work on Concrete Retaining Wall in CVS parking lot area

What to Expect for the Week of July 11, 2022 to July 15, 2022

  • Install dense graded crushed stone between the Fire Station and the Wood Street intersection - detours and one-way alternating traffic may be required
  • Continue work on Verizon conduit from Church Street moving westbound towards the 135/85 intersection
  • Continue work on wall at 15/17 Main Street

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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