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. The contract is expected to be awarded during the winter months. Actual construction will not start until spring of 2015. A public informational meeting will be held once the Contract has been awarded and a schedule has been submitted on how the project will proceed. West Street residents will be notified once the meeting has been scheduled. Detours, road closures, and delays should be expected during construction. The Engineering Division will be updating its website before and during construction as information becomes available.
- Periodic detours and road closures may occur during the work at Oak Street and South Street.
- West Street (South St. to the Woburn Town line) will maintain a single lane of traffic with the Reading Police Dept. alternating one lane at a time during construction.
National Grid Gas Main Replacement Update
National Grid has completed all of its gas main replacement work related to the West Street roadway project.
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.