I received the following updates this morning regarding the road work going on around town, with the most recent coming first.
Green Street paving should be completed today and the roadway will be open to buses and cars later today. The sidewalk work will take a few weeks but should not result in the closing of the road.
The project on Pine/Winter/Harding will proceed with a 7AM start, delaying the start to 8:30 or 9 could jeopardize the plan to pave Pine on Wednesday when there is no school for Medfield or Dover. The road can remain open during grading on Monday and Tuesday. It will be posted as closed to “thru traffic” as we are trying to limit the cut-thru traffic on Pine during the construction. Police details will be present to assist the Medfield buses.
Just wanted to give you an update on the roadway construction. Mike and I have been meeting with the Schools, DPW and the Police Chief to try and determine the best way to handle the impact to school buses as well as the regular resident traffic:
Green Street Paving-Today 9/17/15 should be completed today and tomorrow if needed.
Starting 9/21/15–Pine, Winter and Harding will be graded and paved. We anticipate construction crews in that area for up to 3 weeks. One lane of traffic will be kept open.
9/28 Causeway street will be closed to all traffic until 10/9. It will remain open for emergency vehicles only.
The School Department sent out their notice last evening (see below) and we have already started to receive complaints about the inconvenience that I will forward to you momentarily. I am in the process of putting out the notices on our social media.
The School Committee is requesting, and you may have already heard from them, that the roadway work be scheduled after 9AM to get the buses to school on time. We are meeting at 9AM again to discuss the situation.
Assistant Town Administrator
Town of Medfield
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052
508 906 3011 phone
From: Marsden, Jeffrey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 7:09 PM
Subject: Message from the Superintendent
Town officials have just informed us about two road construction projects beginning on September 21st and on September 28th. These are major projects and we anticipate bus delays in both the morning and afternoon runs.
- Pine Street, Winter Street, and Harding Street will have the surface layer of the road removed and then repaved. Construction crews will be onsite for up to three weeks from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. One lane of traffic will be open during the construction.
- Causeway Street will be closed to all traffic from September 28th to October 9th. This project entails major repairs to the bridge over Stop River. Bus stops and routes will be adjusted to accommodate this project. Information regarding bus changes will be sent directly to the families affected by the change.
We expect delays at many of the roads around the construction sites and ask for your patience with our buses during these projects. Please contact the Highway Department at 508-359-8597 if you have any additional questions.
Jeffrey J. Marsden
Jeffrey J. Marsden, Ed.D
Medfield Public Schools