town center construction update

Construction Update - November 18th

Access to Town Center businesses is supported and monitored, as "Businesses are Open" is a critical directive given to the project team by the planning committee. So, grab some lunch and get your holiday shopping done early.

DRIVE SLOWLY & follow road signs

NIGHT WORK UNDERWAY, as well as day work

There are three construction crews working in the area: two daytime and one at night. Traffic priorities are given to emergency vehicles and school buses crossing through the area. 

  • Crew 1: (daytime) - anticipate detours
    • anticipate detours at Fiske Lane and Town House Road - look for signs and read below
    • miscellaneous ductbank, manhole, and paving work from School Street to Fiske Lane
    • goal is to finish work between Center Street and Concord Road before holiday shopping season
  • Crew 2: (nighttime)
    • installing utility duct banks in Boston Post Road (Center Street to Concord Road) 
    • work hours are 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
    • access to businesses remains until their closing hours
    • noise mitigation plan in place
    • either police detail or detours will be placed
  • Crew 3: (daytime) 
    • miscellaneous work 


Night work is being conducted to assist local businesses maintain customer access. Some street parking may be closed during daytime work hours.

  • Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained
  • If you need assistance accessing a business, please ask a police officer or ground crew member 
  • If daytime crews are working in front or near a retail shop, please look for signs indicating alternative parking areas

NO PARKING signs will be posted 24-hours in advance of road work. Barrels will be placed in the spaces that will not be available for parking. We ask that you take notice of these signs and refrain from parking in these areas during the posted hours. If the barrels are placed up on the sidewalk, then parking is allowed in the space.

Anticipated Work & Hours

Day work will begin at 7:00 a.m. and generally conclude around 3:00 p.m., though some days may go a bit longer. Anticipate site set up to occur prior to 7:00 a.m.

The night work will begin at 7:30 p.m. with crew set up and will conclude at 5:30 a.m. Access to businesses remains until their closing hours.

Refer to the "Three-week Look Ahead" document below for anticipated upcoming work. This document is updated weekly. 

Detour Maps & Town House Road Description

Look for the "one-way" "do not enter" and other street signs indicating when detours are in use.When the Town House Road Detour is in place, the one-way direction of Town House Road is reversed (from Church St. to BPR) during construction work hours (as needed) as crews continue utility manholes and duct banks in the Town Green vicinity.
  • Boston Post Road in the Town Green vicinity will accommodate vehicles heading east
  • Vehicles heading west in this vicinity will be detoured up Church Street and directed onto Town House Road to access Boston Post Road (at Knox Park) west-bound
  • Eastbound traffic needing to access Town House Road will be directed up Church Street
  • Southbound traffic, from Church Street (and Conant Road), will be directed onto Town House Road
  • The one-way direction change is during construction work hours only
  • Town Hall is open (M - Th 8 - 5 pm; F 8 - 1:30 p.m.)
  • Watch for posted signs indicating "one-way," "do not enter," and "detour"
  • DRIVE SLOWLY ON TOWN HOUSE ROAD - watch for signs, cars, children accessing the playground, and pedestrians accessing Town Hall - speed limit is 20 mph
  • Police detail is on site for assistance

Follow Progress and Get Updates

Construction updates, detours, and potential schedule changes will be posted on the project web page at and will be issued through this dedicated project email/text service.

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