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Traffic and construction updates - Needham-Newton Corridor Project

Traffic advisories and construction information

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution.

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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MassDOT Begins Major Construction in Needham, December 7

MassDOT is announcing that the start of major construction will begin on Monday, December 7. Roadway reconstruction will occur in Needham on Highland Avenue from Webster Street to Highland Circle at the Charles River. The work entails constructing retaining walls, utility infrastructure, stormwater drainage, roadway widening, and sidewalk reconstruction. Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Two-way traffic and access to cross streets and driveways will be maintained at all times. Work is anticipated to progress through the winter until late summer/early fall 2021.

On-site signage will be used to notify the traveling public about any lane shifts.

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