North Concord Roadway Improvements
The City is advancing phase one of a major roadway restoration project on North Concord Street (Route 126) to improve sidewalk, roadway, and drainage conditions in the area. Proposed improvements will include a new increased-capacity drain and catch basin system, road pavement restoration, granite curbing, new cement concrete sidewalk, ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, new fiber conduit duct bank and geometric/safety improvements at the Concord / A Street intersection.
Localized flooding issues exist near the Concord Street and A Street intersection and on the south side of the Massachusetts Turnpike that require the replacement of three culverts in the vicinity to improve flood water conveyance.
The project is partially funded by a $458,000 federal grant for drainage (culvert) improvements.
The replacement of three new culverts (Concord Street, A Street and a private driveway) and, associated drainage improvements along Concord Street are now substantially complete.
Crews continue to install granite curbing in preparation for new concrete sidewalks. The sidewalks closest to Framingham High School are expected to be completed prior to the start of school.
At the end of July, North Concord Street was reclaimed. A road reclamation is when the existing asphalt materials are recycled through a road reclaimer machine. These materials are re-used to create a new road base. North Concord Street is now currently in binder, final paving will be scheduled once new sidewalks are completed.
City staff and consultants presented plans for roadway and drainage improvements on Concord Street between School Street and Cherry Street. This project includes an increased-capacity drain and catch basin system, pavement restoration, ADA compliant sidewalks, and safety improvements at the intersection of Concord and A Streets.