Construction Program Overview
Utility Construction
Photo of Utility Construction in Downtown Framingham

Prior to the start of each construction season, the public work's team reviews project plans and considers the impacts of the construction on abutters, businesses and traffic. The public work's team develops protocols,construction sequencing plans and a communication strategy to minimize these impacts and reduce or eliminate conflicts.  

The public work's team:

  • Meets frequently with members of the Framingham Police, Fire and School Transportation Departments to discuss traffic impacts and develop traffic management plans to keep traffic moving.
  • Assesses the potential for other possible construction impacts.
  • Develops strategies to minimize impacts and enhance public safety with the project management team and contractors who will be performing the work.
  • Oversees the progress of the work and coordinates anticipated construction schedules, traffic management and the contractor's access to systems.
  • Works with the contractor to arrange for temporary interruption of utility services to the abutters when they are necessary and ensures that impacts are minimized and advance notice provided.
  • Develops the communications plan including project overview, detour/construction maps, website updates on work progress, distribution of communications/notices to project abutters as well as postings on social media. 

Through the construction season, the public work's team responds to issues as they arise and work with the contractor and the community to solve problems in a timely manner. Team members keep the community informed by posting updates on the website, social media pages and sending notices and alerts. Construction work, particularly of this magnitude, can be disruptive. We ask for your patience and are committed to doing everything possible to minimize these impacts.

Everyone is invited to sign up for weekly traffic alerts, as well as, up-to-the minute emergency alerts on the Notify Me section of our website, to Like Us of FaceBook-- "Town of Framingham-Department of Public Works" or Follow Us on Twitter @DPWFramingham.