Roadwork projects outlined for first week of August
STURBRIDGE — Local roadways will be worked on starting next week.
The Town of Sturbridge is beginning its milling and paving program on Monday, August 3. According to a traffic advisory announcement from the Sturbridge Department of Public Works (DPW), “It will be a busy week as we’ll try to minimize the inconvenience and get all the milling completed in one week.”
The planned milling and paving schedule begins on Monday morning at the north end of McGilpin Road. The DPW advisory reports McGilpin Road will be closed to through traffic, though residents will be allowed access.
On Monday afternoon, the work will shift to Farquhar Road. This roadway will be accessible by local residents but otherwise closed to through traffic.
On Tuesday morning, the DPW will be working on Charlton Street and Chamberlain Avenue. These roads will be closed to through traffic, though residents will be allowed access.
On Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the roadwork moves to Stallion Hill Road. The road will be closed from the Old Sturbridge Village entrance to Douty Road, though residents will be allowed access.
On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, crews will be working on Brookfield Road from approximately 61 Brookfield Road to the Mass Pike bridge. The DPW advisory notes crews will be milling the southbound side and running one way alternating traffic on the northbound side. Locals are advised that there will be delays getting through and motorists should try to avoid the area.
Paving on Brookfield Road and Stallion Hill Road is tentatively scheduled for August 13 and 14. Other paving will follow but the DPW has not yet announced those dates.
“In a perfect world everything will go as planned but as we all know that is usually not the case,” cautions the traffic advisory. “As changes occur I’ll try my best to keep everyone updated.”