Rt 56 Roadway Project

The Route 56/Paxton Street project, under the control and supervision of MassDOT, is scheduled to begin the week of August 27th.   This will be a two-season project slated for completion in September of 2018.  The project runs along Route 56 from Main Street to Hyland Avenue.  Roadwork this year will be focused on the Winslow Ave to Hyland Ave portion of the road with the exception of some minor utility work on the Main Street side of the project.  Typical construction hours are Monday-Friday between 9am and 3:30pm.  MassDOT has informed us that they will not be shutting down the entire road during this project as they will be working on one section at a time with at least one lane open for traffic.  The project consists of the following work:

  • Repaving Rt 56/Paxton Street from Main Street to Hyland Ave
  • Improving drainage
  • Reconstructing existing sidewalks and adding a new sidewalk near the Primary/High Schools
  • Improving intersection safety through new roadway signage and pavement markings
  • Installing ADA compliant curb ramps with detectable warning tiles
  • Enhancing bicycle accommodations

May 15, 2018
April 12, 2018
April 5, 2018

Update #1 - 8-31-17
Update #2 - 9-7-17
Update #3 - 9-21-17
Update #4 - 10-19-17
Update #5 - 10-27-17

Rt 56 100% Design Plans
Public Notice - Rt 56 Roadway Improvement Project
Public Notice 2 - Rt 56 Roadway Improvement Project
Town Common New Sidewalk Design