Partial Roadway Enhancements


Street grinding

Beginning June 24th and continuing for a few weeks, 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 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 section within the limits listed):

  • Milton St. from the Somerville Line to Mass Ave. 
  • Dover St. from the Somerville Line to Mass Ave. 
  • Cameron St. from the Somerville Line to Mass Ave.
  • Matignon Rd. from Alewife Brook Pkwy to Churchill Ave.
  • Elm St. from Harvard St. to Cambridge St. 
  • Foch St. from Newman St. to dead end
  • Newman St. from Mass Ave. to Foch St. 
  • Raised crosswalk at Russell St.
  • Kirkland St. from Quincy St. to Oxford St. 
  • Tremont St. from Cambridge St. to Hampshire St. 
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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