Here’s what to expect in Medford from the Mystic to Woburn Line Project this week:
On South Street, a trench excavation crew will continue excavation activity at the South Street and Walnut Street intersection. To make room for this challenging work, South Street and certain neighboring streets will remain closed to non-local traffic during work hours. Please follow the direction of posted signage indicating speed limits and detours during work hours. Work is expected to continue at this location through November.
On Winthrop Street between Winford Way and Playstead Road, crews recently completed excavation and pipe installation and are currently backfilling and restoring sections of the roadway where the trench was excavated. Please note that a one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in place around this work site. Work is expected to continue at this location through October.
Also on Winthrop Street, a trench excavation crew will resume trench excavation activity between Robinson Road and the Winchester Town Line. Please note that a one-way alternating traffic pattern will be in place around this work site. Work is expected to continue at this location through November.
On Mystic Avenue, a pipe installation crew will be working between Reardon Road and Union Street. A restoration crew will be working between Hancock Court and Columbia Road. Please note that an alternate traffic pattern in place around this work site. Work is expected to continue at this location through October.
Daytime construction activity at each of the above locations will occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
On Main Street, a crew recently completed the installation of a precast concrete vault (manhole 12) and is now in the process of backfilling, paving and restoring curbing. This work will take place at night and is expected to be complete by October 23rd.
Night time construction activity on Main Street will occur between 7:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Parking restrictions will be necessary during work hours and will be clearly posted in advance.
Steel road plates will be used to safely secure the area at the end of the day. Additional mitigation measures are being employed to dampen the noise generated by vehicles traveling over the steel plates.
As construction continues, please note that the Medford Police Department may modify the traffic management plans based on their judgement and expertise. This includes street closures and traffic detours to ensure public safety. Please exercise caution when approaching active work areas to minimize risks to personal safety, and to avoid interfering with construction.
MBTA Inbound Bus Stop (Main Street at Emerson Street) will be temporarily closed during nighttime construction hours.
Alternate MBTA Inbound stops
- 95 – Mystic Avenue opposite Union Street, Main Street at High Street
- 96 – Main Street at Summer Street, Main Street at High Street
- 101 – Main Street at Summer Street, Main Street at High Street