FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will begin a 2-year long, $11.34 million reconstruction project of Union Avenue starting Monday, March 28.
The project involves improvements to Union Avenue from Proctor Street to Main Street, with limited work on intersecting local roadways, according to the MassDOT spokesperson.
“Specifically, the proposed improvements include full pavement and sidewalk reconstruction, traffic signal improvements, bicycle accommodations, warning and signing and pavement markings,” said the MassDOT spokesperson.
The existing traffic signal at Mt. Wayte Avenue will be reconstructed and new traffic signals will be constructed at the Union Avenue intersections with Lincoln Street and Walnut Street,” said MassDOT.
E. T. & L Corp. was awarded the $11,340,877 project on October 6, 2021.
Crews are anticipated to begin roadway work next week, March 28, 2022.
The project is anticipated to be completed in April 2024.
The current schedule (Monday through Friday) shows work will take place between Union Avenue at the Main Street and the Union Avenue/Mt Wayte Avenue intersection.
The work will consist of excavating test pits, installation of drainage structures, and curb removal at the intersection of Union Avenue and Main Street, said MassDOT.
Traffic impacts will include lane and shoulder closures during daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Traffic control devices will be utilized, along with police details to control traffic around the work zone.
When there is not enough room for two lanes of traffic, police details will control alternating traffic on Union Avenue through the work zone, said the MassDOT spokesperson.
In addition to the MassDOT work, “utility companies are working on relocating utility poles along Union Avenue and Eversource Gas is relocating gas at intersection of Buckminster and Union Avenue.”