The town announced Tuesday that the installation of the first electric manhole vault as part of the Main Street Corridor Project was completed ahead of schedule, and work on the second manhole will begin either on Wednesday or Thursday. This work will take place between Mt. Auburn Street and Mayhew Street and is expected to take 3-5 days to complete.
As with the first manhole, this work 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 a.m.-3 p.m. but may be extended if necessary. Temporary lighting is proposed overnight for the protection of detail officers and for vehicle safety traveling 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.
Abutters who will have their driveway access limited or blocked are to be contacted by the town and contractor.