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Route 126/ Pond Street Revitalization Project & Downtown Revitalization Project
Crews continue to work on the Route 126/ Pond Street Revitalization Project and on the Downtown Revitalization Project. As traffic is significantly impacted around town, please give yourself extra time to get where you are going, and be patient. Crews are doing the best they can to get you through quickly and safely. Remember, all businesses are open during construction.
Last Update: March 7, 2023
Rt. 126/ Pond Street Construction
Northern Construction have now started work on the retaining wall at Spyglass Hill. This work includes excavation and then blocks to be installed. Crews will then move to the retaining wall at the Eliot Street intersection.
Crews will also begin work again at the Framingham line near Market Basket to finish up ongoing drainage work necessary in the project. This work will last approximately 3 weeks and will impact traffic with one lane closed.
Culvert work will begin again in March should the weather remain mild. This will include 4 different culvert areas, they will work on these one at a time in accordance with Eversource who will install a bypass for the work to be completed.
Pine Ridge will be onsite starting Monday, March 13th to continue installing the RFB's and the following week they will start street lights.
Last Update: March 7, 2023
With the mild winter we are having crews will remobilize to finish the remaining curb work from the corner of Front/Main St to Homer/Main St. This work should begin again in March weather pending. _____________________________________________________________________________
In the news
We appreciate New England Construction Journal visiting Ashland and highlighting the important construction projects happening in our community. The Route 126 Revitalization and the Downtown Revitalization projects are essential developments to continue Ashland's vitality. While both projects still have a couple of years to go before completion, the drastic amount of work to our infrastructure and cosmetic aesthetics will attract new community members and business owners and increase our economic development potential. Thank you to Doug Small, our DPW Director and his team for helping keep these projects on track. And thank you to the residents and businesses once again for your support and patience with these projects.
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Alternative Routes to Rt. 126/ Pond Street
We understand traveling along Rt. 126 is not always feasible. Here is a map, to illustrate two roads, Cedar Street, and Western Avenue, which run parallel to Rt. 126. These roads can help you reach a destination outside of town. We hope this helps!
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The Route 126/Pond Street revitalization project has begun. The Town of Ashland is working closely with the State to bring you the most up-to-date information in regards to construction. The team meets weekly and is working hard to keep the project on track and you informed. Sign up here
Downtown Construction Updates
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We will continue to share project updates here, on the Town of Ashland website, in our newsletters (mentioned above), and through our social media channels- Facebook and Instagram @TownofAshlandMA, Twitter @ashlandmass.