Parts of Common Street Closing for Construction Starting This Week

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Department of Public Works

An overhead view of the Common Street Reconstruction Project, including a roundabout at Orchard Street and a redesigned intersection at Spring Street.

Department of Public Works

An overhead view of the Common Street Reconstruction Project, including a roundabout at Orchard Street and a redesigned intersection at Spring Street.

The Watertown Department of Public Works announced that the construction project on Common Street will soon begin, and the street will be closed much of the day. 

The project includes creating a roundabout at the intersection of Common Street, Orchard Street and Church Street. Also, the intersection with Spring Street will be redesigned.

The DPW sent out the following announcement:

Beginning Monday, July 23, Common Street will be closed between Mt. Auburn Street and Orchard Street between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., with local access provided to abutters and Middlesex Road residents only. The closure will also include the intersection of Spring Street — there will be no access to Common Street from Spring Street. Police details and closure signage will be placed to prevent access to the construction area. This full road closure is being put into effect to expedite Common Street road reconstruction in front of the High School. General information about the Common Street project is available at: http://www.watertowndpw.org/Pages/construction/CommonStreetIndex

Common St. Project Approved, Including Rotary at Orchard St. Intersection

One thought on “Parts of Common Street Closing for Construction Starting This Week

  1. The roundabout might actually work out, what I don’t see a need for though is the redesign at Spring and Common St. It’s totally unnecessary, and the home owner at
    the corner of Middlesex Rd. and Spring St is getting shafted with at least 20′ – 25′ of
    additional driveway that they’ll have to shovel in the winter, and they can’t even park on it. I’m sure that they at least got a sizable easement check for it, but regardless, the town
    would have taken it by eminent domain anyways.

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