July '24 Construction Update
Construction crews continue to make great progress on the reconstruction of Pearl St. and on safety improvements in East Somerville. Below is an overview of current ongoing and future work, as well as a notice of a detour for the MBTA’s route 90 bus for upcoming work on Cross St.
Crews are nearing completion on sidewalks along Pearl St. between Franklin St. and Cross St.
Sidewalk construction to begin shortly on Pearl St. between Cross St. and McGrath Hwy.
Installation of Somerville's first ever neighborhood traffic circle at the intersection of Glen and Oliver St.
Intersection Safety Improvements
The following crosswalk and intersection safety improvements are currently underway and are expected to progress over the coming weeks.
Raised intersection at Cross/Oliver/Gilman
Raised crosswalk at Franklin St/Franklin Ave/Oliver
Raised crosswalk at Everett/Cross
*Construction of the raised intersection at Cross/Oliver/Gilman will reduce traffic to a one-lane of bidirectional, alternating travel.
This work will also require the MBTA route 90 bus to be detoured Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21. Visit MBTA,com/bus for details. Signage will be posted at affected bus stops.
Final milling and paving of the roadway (Pearl St. and select intersections) is scheduled for late August. Additional notification will be provided prior to paving.