UNION AVENUE PARTIAL BRIDGE CLOSURE AND 24/7 DETOUR TO BEGIN MONDAY, JULY 18 Effective Monday, July 18, the Union Avenue Bridge located between the Callahan Center and Council on Aging will be partially closed to traffic and pedestrians for bridge work.
A detour WILL BE IN EFFECT 24/7. Union Avenue southbound traffic will be detoured to Franklin Street. Northbound travel only on Union Avenue (between Franklin Street and Mt. Wayte Avenue).
The Union Avenue Roadway Improvements Project is a State Transportation Improvement Project (STIP) being conducted and managed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Proposed improvements include full depth pavement reconstruction, sidewalk reconstruction, traffic signal improvements, streetscape improvements, bicycle accommodation, warning and regulatory signage, and pavement markings.
The existing traffic signal at Mt. Wayte Avenue will be reconstructed and new traffic signals will be constructed at the Union Avenue intersections with Lincoln Street and Walnut Street.
Streetscape and ornamental lighting improvements will be constructed from the southerly beginning of the project up to the intersection with Lincoln Street. Minor roadway widening of less than 2 feet is proposed between Proctor Street and Lexington Street in order to provide a sufficient cross-section for travel lanes, bike lanes, and on-street parking.