Northborough – The final paving of the center of town is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, July 16 and conclude on Thursday, July 18. Paving operations will run between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Here are further details as released by the Northborough Police Department:
The contractor anticipates the entire paving to take three (3) days.
Paving will start on West Main Street near Dunkin Donuts heading eastbound into the center to the Church Street intersection. For the majority of all three days Rte. 20 traffic will be east bound only between 9:00AM and 3:00PM. All west bound traffic will be detoured onto Summer Street and South Street to Northgate Road to Davis Street to Rte. 20 west. This will impact all businesses and residents between 31 and 70 West Main Street as well as the temporary closure of Monroe Street at West Main Street.
Depending upon progress, Church Street and a small section of Pierce Street will be done at one time and all efforts will be made to keep at least one lane open. All Church Street businesses and residents from the center to Whitney Street will be impacted by delays and temporary closures as hot asphalt is put down in front of driveways and intersections. This would include United Bank, 6 Church Street, Special Teas and 10 Church Street as well as 9 Church Street and the rear entrance to the Mobil Station.
On Wednesday, paving will be concentrated between Church Street and the railroad tracks and may depending upon progress may on Tuesday impact Church Street as described above. Eastbound Rte. 20 traffic will continue to flow through the center but businesses on both sides of Main Street in this area should expect delays and temporary closures of driveways and entrances. These temporary closures of driveways and street entrances will effect Pierce Street, Blake Streets and Patty Lane businesses and residents.
The remaining paving from the rail road crossing to School Street will in all probability require a third day and will be completed on Thursday July 18th if needed. This will result in the temporary closure of Patty Lane and Hudson Street as well as businesses in that location accessed off of Main Street.
Detail officers will endeavor to get motorists and pedestrian to businesses or residential locations or as close to them as safely possible. Please keep in mind that freshly applied pavement is a minimum of 325?. ?As soon as road sections are paved and cooled sufficiently to allow vehicles to operate on the asphalt safely, traffic swill be allowed to access that area. Paving operations are contingent upon weather.
Rain may cause a postponement resulting in additional day(s) to complete the project.
As this project nears completion please continue to be patient with these unavoidable inconveniences. No single location or business should be impacted directly on more than one day and for the shortest time possible.