Cedar St.-Summer St. Intersection to Close for One Month (Daytime Only) as Part of Ongoing Cedar St. Water Infrastructure Upgrade

Intersection will be closed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through August 30. Detour routes include Porter St. and Cherry St.


Beginning as soon as Wednesday, August 16, work related to the ongoing Cedar Street Water & Sewer Upgrade Project will progress into the intersection of Cedar St. and Summer St., requiring the closure of the intersection to through traffic for approximately one month (during working hours only).


During work hours (see below for hours), traffic will be detoured as follows:


· Abutters on Cedar St. between Highland Ave. and Summer St., and Hall St.: Access and exit your street by traveling the wrong way toward Highland Ave. Please use extreme caution when doing so.

· Traffic on Highland Ave.: All traffic will be detoured onto Porter St. and/or Cherry St. to access Summer St. and/or Elm St.

· Traffic on Summer St.: Eastbound traffic will be detoured at Cherry St. (or Hancock St. to Cherry St.). Westbound traffic will be detoured at Porter St. or Linden Ave.

· Abutters on Cedar St. between Summer St. and Elm St.: Access homes via Sartwell Ave. during work hours.


For the remainder of the summer (until August 30), work hours will be 7 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Once schools are open as of August 30, work will not begin until 8:45 a.m. to allow school traffic to access streets in the area surrounding the Kennedy School.


Work in the Summer/Cedar intersection will include excavation of the pavement with the use of jackhammers. Crews will complete upgrades to underground water & sewer infrastructure and other necessary utilities, as well as upgrades to electronic signaling. This work is expected to take approximately one month to complete.


If you have any questions, please contact the Somerville Engineering Department at 617-625-6600 ext 5400.

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