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Main Street Corridor Project update: Sidewalk work this week; peeling light poles eventually will be replaced

by | Sep 17, 2023 | Business, News

As part of the Main Street Corridor Project this week, crews will form and pour sidewalks, and place loam and seeding in various areas.

Sidewalks are nearing completion, but changes are required in the area in front of the Korean Presbyterian Church (2 Main Street). The area in front of the church should have loam and seed to accommodate trees. The concrete that was poured will need to be removed.

Regarding the peeling light poles, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), which is overseeing the project, indicated the poles will be replaced but did not give a timeline.

At the Aug. 22 construction meeting, Eversource confirmed there is no update on transformer availability, which is delaying completion of the utility work. As such, the final course of pavement likely will not be completed this year.

Most traffic and speed limit signs have been placed. The town has requested that MassDOT remove the second pole from street signs. Street signs will be mounted on single poles. MassDOT will be scheduling work for the remaining poles.

Working hours for the Main Street Corridor Project are 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. No detours, one-lane closures or road closures are allowed from 7-9 a.m.

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.

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