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Partial Roadway Enhancements

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Beginning August 19th, weather permitting, the City’s contractor, E J Paving, will be performing partial roadway grinding and paving operations to enhance the road conditions on several sections of street around the City. The roadway grinding operation at each location is expected take two days followed by paving of the roadway later that same week, or the following week (weather permitting). For a list of street sections to be re-surfaced, please see below.

Due to the nature of this work and the scale of each paving job, specific work dates on your street are not available. However, please be sure to watch for NO PARKING SIGNS, posted 24-hours in advance, which will indicate exact location and dates when work will take place. Residents who have vehicles parked in the project area will need to move them prior to 7AM.

List of Street Sections to be Re-surfaced (please note, the entire street will not be re-paved, just the travel lane of the section within the limits listed):

  • Bigelow from Mass Ave. to Harvard St.
  • Inman St. at Harvard St.
  • Irving St. from Bryant St. to Scott St. 
  • Farrar from Scott St. to Holden St.
  • Berkeley St. from Garden St. to Philips Place
  • Philips Place
  • Craigie St. from Berkeley St. to School St. 
  • Brattle St. from Willard St. to Longfellow St. 
  • Stearns St. from Sherman St. to Newell St.
  • Fenno St. from Sherman St. to the dead end
  • Bellis Circle- parking lot side
  • Sherman St. at the RR tracks
  • Coolige Hill Road
  • Huron Ave. from Grove St. to Parkway St. 
  • Cushing St. from Huron Ave to the school crosswalk
Please note: above is an anticipated list. Due to weather conditions and paving contractor schedules, some streets listed above may not be paved this spring. If it rains, the list may be limited. Any remaining streets would be added to the fall paving schedule.

What to Expect During Construction
  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 5 PM.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.
  • Police officers will be onsite to assist with traffic management.
  • Crews will make every effort to open the roadway as soon as possible.
  • The road will be closed, but abutters will maintain access.
  • Information and Assistance

If you have any questions about the paving operations or need assistance, including any special needs or disabilities that require a special accommodation, please contact Ed Chaisson, DPW Supervisor, at 781 290-3805. In case of an emergency after hours, please call the 24-Hour line at 617 349-4800.

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