SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Starting Wednesday September 18th, Main Street is being closed from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. for about 2 weeks. The closure will be from South Street to Founders Road for the purposes of sewer main construction being conducted by Polito Construction. Main Street will be re-opened at the end of the construction day and over the week-ends.
Detour signs will be put up (see attached map) to direct drivers heading easterly down South Street to Hunting Avenue. There will be assigned police details at both Main/South Street intersection and South Street/Hunting Avenue intersection. The detour will then be onto Jefferson Drive to Trowbridge Lane onto Founders Road, back onto Main Street. A police detail will also be at the Main Street/Founders Road intersection. The westerly Main Street traffic will be detoured in the opposite direction.
School Buses and Emergency Vehicles will be allowed to utilize Main Street during the road closure. The police details will be directed to allow those vehicles through and Polito Construction will accommodate the buses and emergency vehicles.
Three message boards will be set up either today (Friday) or by Monday to inform drivers of the road closure. The boards will be located on Main Street east bound near the Credit Union, one on Main Street west bound near Dean Park, and the third on north bound South Street (location not yet determined).
In addition, the Water and Sewer Department will be putting the road closure information up on the Town’s Web Page.