Construction Alerts

Anticipated Schedule for October 18, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
Thank you for your cooperation! 
Last Updated: 10/15/2021

Town of Wellesley  Grove Street Reconstruction: (6/14/2021-10/31/2021)

The Town of Wellesley DPW will be reconstructing Grove Street in Wellesley from the Needham Town line to near Wellesley Square. The project is a little over one mile long and may affect traffic coming from Needham into Wellesley.

For any questions, comments or concerns please contact Town of Wellesley DPW at (781) 235-7600 x3316

Highway Division Updates:

Please Note: Anticipated inclement weather coming to the area may delay project schedules. The dates provided are tentative.

Micro-Paving First Ave (Cabot St to B Street), B Street and Third Ave 

The Department of Public Works Highway Division with hired contractor (Indus) has completed a new wear course of pavement on First Ave (Cabot St to B Street), B Street and Third Ave. New traffic markings are anticipated to be installed in approximately two weeks.

 Water and Sewer Updates:

Concord Street Water Main Replacement

The Department of Public Works Water, Sewer & Drains Division continues the Concord St water main replacement effort. Work will continue Monday thru Thursday for the next several weeks. 

Highland Avenue and West Street Drainage Improvement Project

The contractor (Aqua Line Utility) continues work on the Highland Avenue & West Street Drainage Improvement Project.  Drain installation was completed along a portion of Highland Avenue. The crew made connections across Highland Avenue to an existing drain manhole.  

Sunday, October 17, 2021, the contractor will be doing an emergency repair on a damaged water main  gate valve on Highland Avenue.  Affected businesses have been notified about the water shutdown.

Next is the installation of a catch basin and drain pipe on Highland Avenue in front of Starbucks.  Time and weather permitting may include installation of a drain pipe on Highland Avenue along the Heights Common side.

Detours and traffic delays are expected and ongoing as needed. The upcoming tasks may require Highland Avenue lane shifts between Avery Square and West Street.. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes if possible. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution. 

MWRA Metropolitan Water Tunnel Program Update:

No work scheduled at this time. 

Needham-Newton Corridor Project: 

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

For questions or to report issues related to construction, please You can sign up for project updates on the project website.

The contractor is currently framing and pouring sidewalks and working on retaining walls. Utilities are working on relocating wires on the utility poles. RCN is scheduled to be on site 10/18 overnight with anticipated completion by early morning on 10/19. 

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution.


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For questions or concerns call Needham DPW at 781-455-7550 x0