Scrub-A-Dub Seeks To Build A New Car Wash on Route 9 in Framingham

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By Lucas Gustafson


FRAMINGHAM – Scrub-A-Dub is planning to build a new car wash facility along Route 9 in Framingham.

In April 2021, Clean Machine at 1181 Worcester Road in Framingham was sold to Scrub-A-Dub.

Brain Nelson, a civil engineer at MetroWest Engineering, presented the car wash project to the Framingham Conservation Commission on July 7. 

The site of the proposed car wash at 1181 Worcester Road currently houses two buildings. If the proposal is approved, a 10,000 square foot car wash building will constructed on site. The main entrance and exit to the building will be on Route 9, along with an emergency exit leading away from the facility. 

A stormwater management system was presented for the proposal, which would make the water go into the sanitary sewer system rather than the storm drains.

Importantly, the car wash is said to be more efficient and environmentally-friendly than the current site, explained Nelson to the 7-member Conservation Commission.

The Conservation Commission was very supportive of the project. Commissioner William Merriam said “It’s an improvement from the previous operation. We are comfortable with this plan.”

Scrub-A-Dub opened its first car wash in Watertown, in 1966. It now has 20 locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, & Rhode Island.


Lucas Gustafson is an SOURCE summer intern. intern working for SOURCE. He will be entering his senior year at Framingham High in September. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has won awards from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Spanish teacher. He loves to study politics, history, and writing. His hobbies include reading, drawing, and painting. After graduating from high school, Lucas plans to study politics and journalism. 


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