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TRAFFIC ALERT: Construction to Close Sections of East Street

Work to be done June 7-9.

(Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Tewksbury Department of Public Works Engineering Division.)

Beginning on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, East Street between Chandler Street & Livingston Street will be closed to thru traffic from 7 AM to 4 PM for road construction.

The section of East Street between Livingston Street and Maple Street will also be closed between 7 AM to 4 PM. Please note the intersection of East Street and Livingston Street will be open to thru traffic.

This work is expected to be completed within three days, weather permitting. Detour signs will direct motorists to Chandler Street to Livingston Street to Main Street to Shawsheen Street to Lowe Street to Whittemore Street and back to East Street. Truck traffic will be directed to Chandler Street to Livingston Street to Main Street to Shawsheen Street and back to East Street. Time shown is to provide a guideline to plan your day accordingly and is subject to change due to unforeseen job site conditions.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this phase of the construction process. If you have any questions, please contact the Tewksbury Engineering Division at 978-640-4440.

resident June 07, 2011 at 05:49 PM
I am glad they are fixing the streets, But the traffic caused by shutting this road down needs to be mitigated, perhaps an officer at the Shawsheen and rt38 intersection. Maybe moving the construction to night work as there are no houses on those stretches. In the long run we may need to look at limiting the heavy truck traffic on those roads due to the high rate of wear and tear and make trucks use Rt38. It doesn't seem fair, I know, but if it saves the town money on future repairs maybe it's worth it.
Ronald June 07, 2011 at 05:53 PM
What will an officer at Main and Shawsheen do to help the "mitigation" of the road work? Night work means more money paying all workers for working at night. They are fixing the road and people still have something to complain about. It never fails.
Jade June 07, 2011 at 07:32 PM
Resident, I think we have enough traffic on Main Street already. This would cause a greater backup then we already have.

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