Town Set to Begin Phase 1 for Road Resurfacing Project Traffic Disruptions, Detours to Be Expected

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Town Manager Austin Faison and Department of Public Works Director Steve Calla announce that a three-phased pavement restoration project began on Monday, Sept. 28 and will create traffic disruptions for numerous streets in town while the work progresses.

The project will consist of mill and overlay maintenance work to repair deteriorated pavement on many roadways throughout the town. The work has been divided up into three phases and each phase consists of a milling component and a resurfacing component. Phase 1 is expected to take about a week to mill and will be followed by a week of resurfacing work. While the resurfacing begins on the first phase, the milling work will continue on the second phase.

Parking will not be allowed on these roadways from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and signs with the with specific restrictions, dates and times will be posted in those areas while the work is completed. All residents and business owners on the affected roadways will also receive written notifications with more specific information pertinent to their area. Residents should expect delays in these areas while the work is performed and are encouraged to seek alternative routes whenever possible. Detours, including those for bus routes will be put in place as well.

The streets that will be impacted during the first phase are:

• Pleasant Street from Brookfield Road to Pauline Street

• Sargent Street and Sargent Street Extension

• Washington Avenue from Winthrop Street to River Road

• Shirley Street from Revere Street to Beach Road

• Beach Road from Veterans Road to Shirley Street

• Myrtle Avenue

• Shirley Street from Beach Road to Sturgis Street

• Sturgis Street

• A small section of Tewksbury Street at the Shirley Street end

• The outbound lane of Shirley Street from Terrace Avenue to Tewksbury Street

• Shirley Street from Bay View Avenue to the Church Square near Holy Rosary Church

• Shirley Street from the Holy Rosary Square to Siren Street

• Elliot Street

• A half-lane portion of Tafts Avenue from Otis Street to Shirley Street

Specific information pertaining to Phase 2 and Phase 3 of this project will be shared next week. Residents are encouraged to check the Town’s website and social media for additional updates as well.

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