FRAMINGHAM – For decades, the intersection of Route 9 and Route 126 has flooded in Framingham, with heavy rains. It happened again today.
But the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in March of 2017, approved a design phase for improvements to that troublesome intersection, near Massachusetts State Police headquarters and MEMA headquarters in Framingham.
The project is still in the design phase, and thus there are no target dates for project completion, according to a MassDOT spokesperson.
The estimated $2.875 million project involves construction of two detention basins located in the cloverleaf areas west of Route 126, north and south of Route 9.
The existing Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) salt shed will be relocated approximately 3 miles east on Route 9 in Framingham, as part of the project.
The detention basin system may be modified with a medium sized pump station to increase their efficiency and further reduce the frequency of flooding, according to MassDOT.
MassDOT has the project listed in the “preliminary design phase.” A consultant is working on designs, according to MassDOT.
Photo from the intersection flooding in July 2018