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Engineering, Planning & Conservation

Posted on: March 26, 2019

Reconstruction of Main Street from I-290 to Town Center - Night Work

Main Street Reconstruction Project, PRC #602740

The Main Street Reconstruction Project seeks to improve roadway and pedestrian safety from the I-290 ramps to Maple Avenue through a more efficient and consistent road width, installation of sidewalks on both sides of the road, and improved signalization at the Old Mill Road and Ireta Road intersection.

The project consists of pavement rehabilitation, traffic signal reconstruction, new and/or reconstructed sidewalks, wheelchair ramp installation, installation and/or resetting of granite curbing, construction and/or rebuilding of retaining walls, drainage improvements, and associated signs and pavement markings.

The proposed roadway cross section consists of an 11-foot travel lane, and a 5-foot shoulder lane in each direction with accommodations’ for bicycles.

Currently… (updated as of May 2, 2019)

The reconstruction of Main Street has resumed. In order to minimize disturbance to traffic, between April and June, JBL Construction Company and Palmer Paving will be performing milling and paving operations at night from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Sunday night through Thursday night.

Milling operations is currently scheduled for Monday, May 6th through Wednesday, May 8th along Main Street, but is subject to delays due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

We apologize for any disturbance this will cause to the residents abutting Main Street.

This disturbance is not expected to last more than one night for a single resident.

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Expect some traffic delays on Main Street from the I-290 ramps to Maple Avenue.

Motorists should be prepared seek alternate routes.

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Top coarse paving is anticipated to take place in October 2019.

The estimated time of substantial completion is November 2019.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact the Shrewsbury Department of Public Works - Engineering Division, by phone, at 508-841-8502 or by e-mail at engineering@shrewsburyma.gov.

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