West Street Construction Information
RECONSTRUCTION OF WEST STREET
MASSDOT PROJECT FILE NUMBER 601705
MassDOT Construction Update
MassDOT opened bids for the West St. Reconstruction Project on Sept. 30, 2014, and the Contract was awarded to Newport Construction. Construction is expected to begin towards the end of April, 2015. A public informational meeting will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Parker Middle School auditorium. Please see the link below for nore detailed information regarding the informational hearing. Detours, road closures, and delays should be expected during construction. The Engineering Division will continue to update this website before and during construction as information becomes available.
The West Street project which is bid and managed by MassDOT began active construction on May 4th.
Construction hours are from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
As of Thursday October 1, 2015 the following work has occurred:
Trimmed and removed trees necessary for the Project.
Utility crews have relocated utility poles and are in the process of transferring cables.
The short section of Willow Street which runs between Summer Avenue and West Street, alongside the grassed island was permanently closed to all traffic.
The contractor installed approximately 5,000 feet of drainage on West Street from the West / Willow / Summer Avenue intersection to Wentworth Road.
The contractor installed approximately 200 feet of drainage on Howard Street, up to the West Street intersection.
The Contractor has installed new catch basins along the new drainage system up to Howard Street.
The portion of West Street form from Longwood Road to King Street has been reclaimed and received the first course of pavement
Installed granite curbing and concrete sidewalks on West Street in the vicinity of Arcadia Avenue.
The contractor has installed the concrete foundations for the new traffic signal mast arms along West Street and at the Woburn Street \ Summer Avenue intersection.
Lowered all structures on West Street between King Street to Howard Street, in preparation for the reclamation of the roadway surface which began on September 28, 2015 and should be completed on October 2, 2015
Beginning the week of October 5, 2015 the following work is anticipated:
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE UNCERTANTY OF HURRICANE JOAQUIN, THE WORK PROPOSED FOR NEXT WEEK IS SUBJECT TO THE PATH AND EFFECTS OF THE HURRICANE
Continue installing drainage on West Street, between Louanis Drive and Lewis Street.
Install new catch basins on West Street between Lewis Street and Countryside Lane.
The section of West Street from King Street to Howard Street which was recently reclaimed will receive the first course of pavement by October 10, 2015. Based on this morning’s Hurricane forecast this work will should occur between Wednesday and Saturday.
Throughout the week during the above work numerous Detours and Road Closures will be in place which will vary daily. Please refer to the anticipated detours listed below.
Continue utility pole line transfer throughout the work corridor.
Detours - EXTENSIVE DETOURS WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THE WEEK OF October 5, 2015
The detour required for the installation of drainage on West Street between Lewis Street and Louanis Drive will require the following detour:
East and West bound traffic will be detoured utilizing Oak Street, Pine Ridge Road and South Street.
The detour required for the roadway gravel injection and paving of West Street between King Street and Howard Street will require the following detours:
When roadway injection or repaving is occurring between King Street and Woburn Street – East and West bound traffic will be detoured at King Street to Summer Street to Woburn Street to Hillcrest Road to Oak Street to Pine Ridge Road to South Street.
When roadway repaving is occurring between Woburn Street and Howard Street – East and West bound traffic will be detoured at Woburn Street to Summer Street to Prescott Street to Hillcrest Avenue to Oak Street to Pine Ridge Road to South Street.
Residents who live along the westerly side of West Street seeking access to their property during the injection or repaving process at most times will be required to seek access utilizing Wescroft Road and Scotland Road \ Lewis Road.
When work is occurring at the West \ Woburn intersection Westcroft Road residents seeking access to their property will be required to seek access utilizing Scotland Road \ Lewis Road.
Proposed Construction Phases
•Phase 1 - Longwood Road to Winslow Road/ King Street
•Phase 2 - Winslow Road/ King Street to Lewis Street/ Scotland Road
•Phase 3 - Lewis Street/ Scotland Road to Border Road
In each phase the contractor will first install new drainage which will then be followed by the reclamation of the existing roadway surface and the installation of the first layer of pavement.
The installation of new curbing, sidewalks, new traffic signals and the final surfaces of roadway pavement will then follow.
The entire project includes approximately 7,500 feet (1.4 miles) along West Street and an additional 2,500 feet (.5 mile) along the intersecting side streets for a total project length of approximately 10,000 feet (1.9 miles). The project includes upgrading and new traffic signals at West Street/Woburn Street/Wescroft Road, West Street/Willow Street/Summer Avenue, West Street/King Street/Winslow Road and Summer Avenue/Woburn Street intersections
The project is expected to take 2 years to complete and detours are anticipated throughout the project duration.
The Town will hold weekly meetings with MassDOT and their contractor Newport Construction to discuss the projects progress and the upcoming weeks planned construction.
The information received at the meeting will be placed on the Town’s web site at:
Residents who would like to be included in weekly emails regarding the project status should forward their email to:
Chris Cole at email@example.com
George Zambouras at firstname.lastname@example.org
MassDOT PROJECT LOCATION AND LIMITS
The project includes the West Street Corridor from the Woburn City Line to just north of its intersection with Willow Street in Reading, Massachusetts. Improvements to the intersection of Woburn Street at Summer Avenue are also included as part of the project. The project limits along the corridor extend approximately 7,500 feet (1.4 miles) along West Street and an additional 2,500 feet (.5 mile) along the intersecting side streets for a total project length of approximately 10,000 feet (1.9 miles).
Construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2014. Additional information will follow shortly as it becomes available.