WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington’s Department of Public Works posted the below update and photos on its website earlier this week.
The Town of Wilmington welcomes the start of the state funded intersection project at Glen Road, Wildwood Street, and Middlesex Avenue. This important project is intended to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety and overall traffic operations at each intersection. The project will include the installation of new traffic signals, sidewalk reconstruction, drainage improvements, water main upgrade, new pavement markings and signage. The project is estimated to cost approximately $1.6 million and will be fully funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The intersection experiences accidents at more than double the average of an un-signalized intersection in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) District 4 area. Once completed, in an effort to increase safety in the area, the Middlesex Ave. (Route 62) intersection with both Glen Rd. and Wildwood St will be fully signalized.
The project will also complete the Town’s sidewalk network in this area by connecting the Glen Road sidewalk with the Middlesex Avenue sidewalk in an area that is in the vicinity of the Town’s Library, Common, and High School.
The Town of Wilmington DPW will be working with the selected contractor, MDR Construction, to expedite this project in a safe and efficient manner, with the least amount of disruption possible to the area. All work is planned to be conducted Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm, barring extenuating circumstances. Although the contractor has until October 2016 to complete the project, the Town is hopeful that construction will be complete prior to the end of the year.
Here are photos of the recent water main installation by MDR Construction at the intersection:
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