Construction Alerts

Anticipated Schedule for July 26, 2021 - July 30, 2021

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
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Last Updated: 7/23/2021


Town of Wellesley to begin reconstructing Grove Street:

The Town of Wellesley DPW will be reconstructing Grove Street in Wellesley from the Needham Town line to near Wellesley Square starting June, 2021. The project is a little over one mile long and may affect traffic coming from Needham into Wellesley.

The project will span from June 14th, 2021 to October 31st, 2021. 


For any questions, comments or concerns please contact Town of Wellesley DPW at (781) 235-7600 x3316


Highway Division Updates:


The Department of Public Works Highway Division will be milling and paving Oak St, Maple St (Oak St. to cul-de-sac), Willow St. & Myrtle St. Casting adjustments are scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday and paving is scheduled for Thursday (7/29)  and Friday (7/30) on Oak St, Maple St (Oak St to cul-de-sac), Willow St and Myrtle St. (Weather permitting). Traffic Markings will be applied shortly thereafter. 

Upcoming Activity: Road Improvements Hillside Ave

The Department of Public Works Highway Division with hired contractor (Indus) will be placing a new wear course of pavement on Hillside Ave beginning the week of Aug 2nd.  Weather permitting. The process being used is called Micro-Paving. In advance of this process Highway crews will be repairing imperfections in the roadway during the daytime hours. 

This Micro-Paving treatment will be completed between the hours of 8pm-6am. Two thin layers of pavement will be placed over the existing roadway.  The work will take two nights to complete (weather permitting).  New traffic markings will be installed approximately two weeks after the process is complete.

It should be noted that for short periods of time side streets that access Hillside Ave as well as driveways will have to be closed off to allow for the product to cure, Emergency vehicles (Police-Fire) will have access at all times but residents are asked to plan for short periods of time 25-30 minutes when access restrictions will be enforced.  

Please do not park on the roadway; vehicles parked on the roadway may be towed.

Upcoming Activity: Road Improvements Central Ave (Pine Street to Dover Town line)

The Department of Public Works Highway Division with hired contractor (Indus) will be placing a new wear course of pavement on Central Ave (Pine Street to Dover Town line) beginning the week of Aug 2nd.  Weather permitting. The process being used is called Micro-Paving. In advance of this process Highway crews will be repairing imperfections in the roadway during the daytime hours. 

This Micro-Paving treatment will be completed between the hours of 8pm-6am. Two thin layers of pavement will be placed over the existing roadway.  The work will take two nights to complete (weather permitting).  New traffic markings will be installed approximately two weeks after the process is complete.

It should be noted that for short periods of time side streets that access Central Ave as well as driveways will have to be closed off to allow for the product to cure, Emergency vehicles (Police-Fire) will have access at all times but residents are asked to plan for short periods of time 25-30 minutes when access restrictions will be enforced.

Engineering Updates:

The Engineering Division along with a hired contractor are conducting work at the RTS as part of their RTS Stormwater Improvement project.


MWRA Metropolitan Water Tunnel Program Update:

No work scheduled at this time. 

Needham-Newton Corridor Project: 


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.

For questions or to report issues related to construction, please needhamnewtoncorridor@state.ma.us. You can sign up for project updates on the project website.


Work is anticipated to progress until late summer/early fall 2021. 


To report an issue please go to https://seeclickfix.com/needham?locale=en 

For questions or concerns call Needham DPW at 781-455-7550 x0