Highland Ave. (School St. to Hamlet St.) Eastbound Traffic Detour

Beginning on or around June 26, City contractors will begin work on subsurface utility improvements along Highland Ave. between School St. and Hamlet St.

During this phase of the project, Highland Ave. will be closed to eastbound traffic between School St. and Hamlet St. during work hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays). The westbound travel lane will be maintained as usual. Schedules are subject to change.

All businesses will remain open and accessible during construction.

Estimated detour duration is approximately 3 months.

Eastbound Traffic Detour Route

Eastbound traffic on Highland Ave. will be detoured north on Central St. and east on Medford St. before reconnecting with Highland Ave.

Northbound traffic along Walnut St. will be allowed to proceed while the detour is in place.

Pedestrian and Transit Impacts

Sidewalk access for pedestrians may be restricted at times to facilitate construction of new utilities within the sidewalks. Temporary sidewalks will be installed to maintain safe crossings so as not to impede pedestrian travel, and allow access to businesses and residences along the affected stretch.

MBTA buses 88 and 90 will be allowed to proceed along Highland in both directions during the detour.

If you have questions, please email construction@somervillema.gov or call the Engineering Division at 617-625-6600 ext. 5400.

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