Department of Public Works

Road Closure Announcements

  • October 14th, Main Street will be reduced to one lane between 9 am - 2 pm. 
    • Drivers heading from Route 135, by the post office on Main Street,  will be detoured down Summer, Park, Cherry, to Main Street.
    • Drivers heading from Myrtle and Pleasant Streets, at the Fire Station on Main Street, will be detoured to the left of the median, in front of Stone's Public House, to continue down Main Street.
  • On October 18-20th the Ashland DPW will be closing Ponderosa Road for a culvert replacement. The back entrance located on Sudbury Road between 48 and 42 Sudbury Road will be unlocked at 6:30 am on Monday, October 18th, and remain open until October 21st at 6:30 AM.

Construction Project Updates


Construction in Ashland is certainly underway. 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.

October 8th

Pond Street, Route 126 Construction

Crews will complete work on Algonquin Trail by the McDonalds by next week.  

Crews will continue working on tie-ins by Ashland Kindercare. 

Next week, crews will continue down Butterfield Drive, Pond Street, and South of Eliot Street.

Downtown Construction

Today, October 7th crews will be paving on Pleasant Street and Front Street. Next week crews will complete drainage work. Please take a moment to review the following schedule.

Tuesday, October 12th, crews will be on Main Street between Homer Avenue and the Railroad Tracks to install Verizon and Eversource Vaults. There will be no detours, but there will be lane shifts, so please be alert and drive slowly in this area.

Wednesday, October 13th, one lane on Homer Avenue will be CLOSED at Main Street to complete drainage work. Please seek an alternative route using Central Street to Homer.

Thursday, October 14th, one lane on Summer Street will be CLOSED from Etsy/ Park Roads into Main Street to complete drainage work. Please seek the route Park Street to Cherry Street or use Megunko Road to Cherry Street. Traffic will be permitted from Summer Street into Town on Main Street. 

Once this work is completed, crews will complete drainage work on Main Street to Central Street. Please stay tuned for updates regarding this roadwork.

September 30th


Downtown: 
Weather permitting, crews will be on Pleasant Street and Cherry Street Monday to install a ductbank. They will continue work on Pine Hill Road and Myrtle Street Tuesday working on a drain manhole and catch basins. Please note, there will be activity on Main Street, Homer Ave, and Summer Street beginning Wednesday, October 6th. One lane of traffic will remain open, but please be aware of detours. 

126: 

Gas: Eversource crews are currently working on a gas line between Butterfield Drive and Market Basket. They estimate all gas line work will be completed by Mid- October.

Roadwork: Crews will continue construction on Algonquin Trail. Crews will continue drainage work for the remainder of the season. Eversource Electric will begin bracing utility poles. Roadwork on Spyglass Hill Drive is anticipated to begin Spring of 2022. 


September 24th Update

126/ Pond Street Update

Eversource: 

Nickerson and Pond Streets have been completed. Crews will now move to the Eliot intersection.  Mirra Construction crews will complete the gas main work by the end of next week. Cross patching and final restoration will be outside of the gas main installation work and will be done after September 24th. Final restoration will include paving repairs and striping of lines.

Roadwork:

Crews worked on the installation of the new drainage this week near Nickerson Road. Next week, crews will move to Algonquin and move back towards Nickerson for more drainage work

Downtown Update

This week - crews continued ductbank installations on Concord and Cherry Streets, keeping the detour in place, prohibiting traffic from entering Front Street.  Keep in mind, crews continue to accommodate buses through this construction. Next week, stay tuned for more updates to the downtown area as crews continue to work on manhole installations and Eversource duct bank installations.


September 17th Update

126/Pond Street Update

Eversource:

Eversource/Mirra construction will wrap up their work by the end of next week (9/24). They will be working on cleaning up the area. Traffic should not be impacted through this work.  

Northern Construction:

Northern crews will be working between Nickerson and in the area of McDonald's. They will be working at Algonquin this coming week as well. 

Downtown

Main Street and Front Street will be completed this week. Paving and clean-up will happen Friday 9/17.

Crews will be working on Main Street at the start of next week. Sections of Main Street will be closed Monday and traffic will be detoured to Pleasant Street.  Crews will then work on Front Street towards Concord for the remainder of the week. Sections of Front Street will be closed and traffic will be detoured to Concord Street to Raymond Marchetti. 

Crews are expected to be working on Main Street towards Homer Avenue the following week.  

September 9th Update


Pond Street / Route 126 Update

Eversource will be working for another 2 1/2 -3 weeks and will complete the gas work from 152 Pond St. to Algonquin in that time.

Northern Construction will be finishing at the intersection of Eliot Street by mid week next week.

And there will be a saw cutter working from Tuesday through the rest of the week between Nickerson and Algonquin.  

Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project Update

Next week - the Contractor (P.Gioioso & Sons) will have two crews on site. The following is the plan for each crew:

Crew One - Install duct bank in Main Street from Pleasant Street to the Railroad Tracks. Traffic entering downtown from Myrtle Street (southbound) or from Pleasant Street will be detoured via Pleasant to Tilton to Cherry Streets. Northbound traffic will not be detoured.

Crew Two - install utility hand holes along Front Street.   

On Thursday (9/16), southbound traffic from Myrtle Street will be detoured up Raymond Marchetti.  

September 3rd Update


Pond Street, Route 126 Construction

Eversource crews will continue work for an additional 2 weeks. Northern Construction will be working on the drainage improvements up until the 13th. This work near the Eliot Street intersection should be completed in the next two weeks. Crews will start drainage work from Algonquin to Nickerson Road on Pond Street after that. Please note that crews will be working to improve the temporary plates and paving to make for a smoother ride.  

Downtown Construction

The week of 9/6 crews will be working on Main Street from Pleasant Street towards the train tracks. There will be isolated work on Front Street as well for the next two weeks. They do not plan to have traffic impacted by this work. 

Crews will be working in front of the Fire Department Tuesday and installing conduit Tuesday which will impact traffic to one lane only on Main Street. Please use caution and give yourself extra time to get through a small portion of Main Street. 

The week of 9/13 crews will be placing manholes on Main Street past the train tracks towards Homer Ave. Stay tuned for more information regarding the timing of this work

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