Night Work, Lane Closures Ahead for Crosby's Corner Project

Overnight construction is scheduled for the next few weeks.

Night work and lane closures are expected in the weeks ahead for the Crosby's Corner project at the Concord-Lincoln line.
Night work and lane closures are expected in the weeks ahead for the Crosby's Corner project at the Concord-Lincoln line.
Area residents can anticipate overnight operations and single-lane closures at Crosby's Corner in the weeks ahead as the long-term project continues on Route 2. 

The work--which involves sawcutting pavement and installing gas main across Crosby's Corner, where Route 2 intersects with Cambridge Turnpike and Route 2A--is scheduled to take place over the next two weeks, according to a post on the town's website

This week, nighttime operations will take place Monday, Dec. 30, break for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, before resuming Thursday, Jan. 2 and Friday, Jan. 3. Next week, the work is expected to go straight through from Monday, Jan. 6 through Friday, Jan. 10. 

During work nights, there will be single lane closures in both directions between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., the town website said. 

Lane closures are nothing new around Crosby's Corner, where construction operations have ongoing.

These overnight operations come as the much anticipated project heads into its third calendar year, following several years of discussions, meetings and planning. 

Overall, the Crosby's Corner project intents to improve traffic safety at the intersection, a bend in Route 2 where the highway intersects with Cambridge Turnpike and Route 2A by the Lincoln line. 

The $65 million reconstruction project involves constructing neighborhood service roads parallel to Route 2 and building a bridge to carry Route 2 over other other roadways, according to a project description. Construction extends from just west of Sandy Pond Road in Concord through the intersection of Route 2 Bedford Road in Lincoln.

Concurrent with the night work, daytime operations will continue, and will continue to require lane closures. Typical hours of single-lane traffic heading eastbound will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., while westbound traffic can expect to be restricted to a single lane from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., according to MassDOT's "Two Week Look Ahead Schedule."  

For additional information and updates on the Crosby’s Corner Project, head over to the town website.


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