The town announced Wednesday that emergency pavement marking has been scheduled from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday to stripe the new pavement on Main Street between Wood Street and the Fire Station.
Update, Thursday 12:45 p.m.: The town announced that pavement striping was completed Wednesday night, as an additional crew was brought in to finish the job in one night. There will be no night work Thursday.
“Getting pavement markings down after new pavement has been installed is essential for roadway safety, especially at night,” according to the town’s update. “As such, public safety approved the work to take place since it will be a safety issue if the new pavement is not striped as soon as possible. The Department of Public Works does this same type of work at night every year and before every Marathon.”
The work initially was scheduled to take place during the day on Wednesday and Thursday, but the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) notified the town that the day work was canceled as no approved contractor was available on short notice.
The work on Wednesday night will be for layout and preparations and Thursday night will be for painting, the town shared. No detours are planned, but the Pleasant Street detour may be utilized Thursday night if necessary.
Police details will be onsite to assist with traffic flow and access in and out of driveways. The paint dries very quickly, so the wait to enter/exit a driveway is estimated not to exceed five minutes.
For the most up-to-date information on the Main Street Corridor Project, visit the town’s project website at hopkintonmainstreet.com.