Road Work Updates
We will try to keep this site up to date and accurate as possible. Changes to the schedules may occur without notice. Please try to avoid these areas during construction or plan on delays when navigating through the work zones. Paving dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.
Current Construction Schedule
|Roadway||Activities and Duration|
|Columba Street||A full depth reconstruction of Columba Street from Laurel Street to Ward Street, including both intersections, began on September 7, 2021 and has now shut down for the season. A new water main has been added to the project and its construction is scheduled to begin on April 11th 2022. Continued work on the road reconstruction will resume once the new water main is installed. All work will be completed in Summer of 2022.
Night paving will begin on Fuller Road starting Thursday, May 26, 2022. The current schedule for the initial paving is as follows:
Thursday 5/26 – 7pm to 5am
Tuesday 5/31 – 7pm to 5am
Wednesday 6/1 – 7pm to 5am
Thursday 6/2 – 7pm to 5am
This work will be starting at Memorial Drive, progressing easterly towards Old Fuller Road; including the Sheridan Street intersection. The first two courses (base and intermediate courses) of pavement will be installed to approximately the bottom of the hill east of the Moose Lodge. Please seek alternate routes, if possible.
The Fuller Road project is a full reconstruction of the road, which is being run by the MassDOT. The reconstruction means that the entire cross-section of the road is being re-done; providing a new road base and three courses of new pavement.
The past year (2021) had been predominantly dedicated to moving and improving utilities along the road corridor to make way for the widening and repaving of Fuller Road. Gas mains and utility poles have been relocated. New drainage for the road has been mostly installed. New water main along the entire length of Fuller Road was also installed under this contract. The installation of these items is why there are currently many trench patches along the road.
The schedule for the Fuller Road project has a completion date of August 2023, but much of the improvement of the road surface will occur this calendar year (2022). We appreciate the public’s patience while this large project is constructed. Please seek alternate routes, if possible.
|Road Resurfacing||Road resurfacing of East Main Street and Belcher Street will begin on June 22nd. McKinstry Avenue is scheduled to be paved on June 24th, weather dependent. The remainder of roads will be resurfaced in the coming weeks: Springfield Street, Exchange Street, Perkins Street.
|Massachusetts Turnpike (I90)||The MassDOT will begin a project in May 2021 to realign the entrance and exit ramps at (former) Exit 6 and involves work along Burnett Road / I291 and the ramp to Fuller Road. (This is a MassDOT project.)
|Safety Improvements Project||This project is scheduled to begin on April 11th 2022, starting at Montcalm Street which includes sidewalk installation at Langevin Street . Work at the remaining locations will begin in the weeks to follow: Moreau Drive at Litwin Lane sidewalk installation,
Front Street speed tables, and Front Street at Cabot street traffic alterations.