As part of the Main Street Corridor Project next week, the town announced that Phase 3 of full-depth excavation from Muffin House Cafe to the east end of the project begins Monday, May 8, and is expected to take three weeks to complete.
Full-depth excavation includes the removal of the existing pavement and sub-layers, followed by the replacement and compaction of the gravel, then road paving. A final course of pavement will be added at the end of the project.
Traffic will need to drive on compacted gravel for a good portion of this work.
Temporary sod placed at the Town Common will be removed, and the planned work to reshape the road at Marathon Way will begin.
To expedite this work, public safety has approved a workday of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday until the fell-depth excavation work is completed.
The eastbound detour from Grove Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe Street will be used from Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional detours may be used as needed. School buses and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the detour. Two-way traffic on Walcott Street will be allowed when the detour is in place. Message boards will be set up to provide detour information.
This schedule may change due to weather and existing conditions found while performing the planned tasks. For the most up-to-date information, visit the town’s project website at hopkintonmainstreet.com.
Millions spent, 3 years of delays, and we installed more bike lane than road way. It still takes 10-15min from the start line through Wood St. Traffic was back to almost Legacy on 5/5. Another shame.