Following recent issues with major backups in the center of town due to the Main Street Corridor Project, local officials announced Wednesday that measures would be put in place in an attempt to minimize the delays.
The announcement came after a meeting between town officials, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and project contractor A.F. Amorello.
Among the changes, dump trucks will no longer be allowed to turn around on Main Street.
Also, Amorello is considering working Saturday, July 9, to reduce traffic delays for next week. The town’s public safety officials are in support of this option. The town will notify the public if Saturday work is confirmed.
Additionally, the town is considering allowing night work on a limited basis, depending on the location and type of work. Night work might be needed for work within the Route 85/Route 135 intersection.
Amorello expects to complete milling work by the end of this week. Fine grading and initial paving will follow after that. This work requires fewer trucks than the current milling work and is less impactful. In addition, with fewer trucks in the area, Amorello will be able to halt work and allow traffic through if traffic gets too backed up.
The town notes the due to weather and unforeseen conditions uncovered while performing any work, changes to planned detours and mitigation efforts may be required.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the town’s project website at hopkintonmainstreet.com.