The Main Street Corridor Project contractor will start paving Main Street between the Fire Station and Commonwealth Avenue (near the Wood Street intersection) on Thursday, the town announced. Work hours for paving will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m., with setup activities being allowed by public safety to begin at 6 a.m.
Drivers are advised to expect delays and allow for additional time to enter and exit driveways, especially when paving operations are ongoing directly in front of a property. Driveway access will be impacted during the paving.
There will be a waiting period for vehicles to cross the new pavement. Public safety will be present to direct traffic and vehicle movements. Urgent access across fresh pavement may be allowed in approximately 15 minutes or more. More time is required before vehicles can drive actively over or on the new pavement.
Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Main Street to Pleasant Street to Maple Street to Hayden Rowe and back to Main Street.
One lane on Main Street is scheduled to remain open at all times for westbound traffic.
At the end of every workday, both lanes of traffic will be open and the detour will be removed. Access for emergency vehicles through all work zones will be maintained at all times.
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.