Town of Medway
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Michael E. Boynton
ROUTE 109 PROJECT UPDATE
March 27, 2018
Dear Medway Resident and Business Owner:
With Spring upon us, the Construction season is about to begin. This morning town officials met with representatives from MassDOT and Amorello Construction to discuss the calendar year 2018 schedule for the Route 109 project. Without question we are anticipating that this will be the most disruptive year of the project as both the Franklin/Milford/Main Streets intersection and Holliston/Main Streets intersection will be fully reconstructed. As such, please be assured that Medway Police will be working collaboratively with MassDOT and Amorello representatives to ensure that safe and proper traffic management plans are utilized during construction.
Beginning next Monday April 2, construction will resume. The first major phase will be in the area of Franklin, Milford & Main Streets. This construction is expected to last 6-8 weeks, with most of the travel lane work occurring between 9AM-3PM, Monday through Friday. Among the work taking place during this phase will be new water lines on Slocumb Place, and the eventual reconstruction of the Slocumb Place road surface. Thereafter crews will work on the full-depth reconstruction of the 5-way intersection itself. Residents are advised to expect delays with travel in the area, and should also anticipate night work from time to time for paving operations.
Following the initial phase, crews will move into the area of Pond Street at Main Street for the reconstruction of that intersection. Based on today’s estimates, we anticipate approximately a 3-week window here. From there, the project will focus on the Holliston and Main Streets intersection and the full-depth reconstruction there and back up the hill toward the Plaza. This major work will also take between 6 and 8 weeks to complete with work starting after the current School year ends and wrapping up prior to the start of the new year in September. Again, alternative traffic management plans and routes may be required, as well as night paving, in this area.
Please note that throughout the Spring and Summer, additional construction crews will be finishing up sidewalks, installing light bases for new street lights, and completing drainage and signal work along the entire stretch from High Street to Gould’s Plaza. To the greatest extent possible, we will work with State officials and the Contractor to maintain two-way travel in this area while work is progressing, however delays are likely from time to time.
Finally, we have been informed that for the next 4 weeks, Columbia Gas crews and contractors will be working in the area from Gould’s Plaza to Holliston Street to lower the gas lines there. This work must be completed prior to Amorello’s teams commencing their construction in that location.
We truly appreciate the patience and cooperation of our residents and business community as we enter this construction season. We will make every effort to keep traffic flowing and minimize disruptions, however the nature of the work this year will indeed cause some challenges. At the end of this year’s work, you can expect to see all heavy construction efforts completed, sidewalks finished, streetlights installed and working, and traffic signals operational leaving final paving and incidental work for 2019. We are nearing the end, and we thank you for your understanding!
Very truly yours,
Michael E. Boynton,