Construction Advisory No. 18 October 15, 2021 Undergrounding of Utilities Work Begin

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Installation of the first electric manhole vault will begin on Monday, October 18 near the intersection of Main Street and Claflin Ave, between #102 and #104 Main Street. It is anticipated the work will take up to 3-5 days to complete. Please see the attached technical plan outlining the work area (highlighted in green).

Draft Traffic Management Plans for utility vault work areas between 85/135 and Commonwealth Ave. are available on the project website.

The work on Monday will require a lane shift to maintain two lanes of traffic. Police details will be present 24-hours a day as the work will require several days to complete while the excavation pit remains open with jersey barriers installed around the open excavation. Work hours during the day will remain 7:00am-3:00pm but may be extended if necessary. Temporary lighting is proposed overnight for the protection of detail officers and for vehicle safety travelling through the shifted lane overnight.

The plan provides two lanes of traffic through the work area delineated by cones or barrels. There may be the need to temporarily go down to one lane of alternating traffic for short periods of time.
The Town and the Contractor will be reaching out next week to any abutters that will be directly impacted by these operations in regards to limited or no access to driveways.