AHEAD OF SCHEDULE: 2-Way Traffic Will Resume At Lubber’s Brook On Middlesex Ave. (Route 62) Around August 30

Below is an announcement from the Wilmington DPW:

WILMINGTON, MA — A modification to the road closure schedule has been made which will extend the full road closure from 30 days to 42 days but allow Middlesex Ave Route 62 to be opened to 2-way traffic sooner than expected:

Original Schedule:

Project start: July 18, 2022

End of 30-day full road closure: August 17, 2022

End of 42-day single lane Traffic: September 27, 2022

Targeted Return to Normal 2-Lane Traffic: September 28, 2022

Modified Schedule:

Project start: July 18, 2022

End of 42-day road closure: August 29, 2022

Targeted Return to Normal 2-Lane Traffic: August 30, 2022

This modification has been made to reduce congestion to the area anticipated from single-lane alternating traffic, reduce public safety response times, improve access to area businesses by reducing queuing, help with September school bus routing, reduce conflicts with the at-grade train crossing in North Wilmington, and provide a safer work environment for the contractor to complete the project in a more timely manner.

Please be advised that the Wilmington Department of Public Works (DPW) is currently replacing a failing culvert conveying Lubber’s Brook under Middlesex Avenue.

The project will require a full closure of both lanes of Middlesex Avenue Route 62 at the culvert location between Jefferson Ave and North Street for a period of approximately forty (42) calendar days while the culvert is being replaced. It is anticipated that the closure will begin on Monday July 18, 2022, but may vary depending on manufacturer lead times, material delivery, and inclement weather.

During the road closure, all vehicular commuter traffic will be detoured using High Street and Woburn Street, to Concord Street and Federal Street. Heavy truck traffic will be detoured utilizing Interstate 93.

AREA BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN – PLEASE FOLLOW DETOURS TO MIDDLESEX AVE (ROUTE 62) EASTBOUND FOR ACCESS.

Local residents and businesses will have access to their properties using the detours, although there may be short delays. Please refer to social media and the Town’s website http://www.wilmingtonma.gov for updates as the construction date approaches.

Please obey the directives of police details, detour signs, and warning signs during all construction operations.

If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481.

Road Closure

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