POSTPONED: Cedar St. / Highland Ave. Intersection to Close for Approximately 3 Weeks for Construction, ‪Beginning March 19‬ (Previously Scheduled for March 12)

Closure to be in place 7 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The full closure of the Cedar St. / Highland Ave. intersection, initially scheduled to being on Monday, March 12, has been postponed. The full closure, including vehicle and bus detours, will now begin on Monday, March 19 and continue for approximately three weeks, City contractors will conduct work at the intersection of Cedar St. and Highland Ave. that will require the full closure of the intersection from 7 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The construction is an important part of the ongoing Cedar St. Water & Sewer project.

During work hours, traffic will be detoured as follows:


–          Eastbound on Highland: Right on Cherry St., left on Summer St., left on Lowell St., right on Highland Ave.

–          Eastbound on Highland to Cedar St.: Left on Willow Ave., right on Morrison Ave., left on Cedar St.

–          Westbound on Highland: Left on Porter St., right on Summer St., right on Willow Ave., left on Highland Ave.

–          Cedar St. Southbound (from Broadway): Right on Morrison Ave., left on Willow Ave., right on Highland Ave. to follow detours above

–          Eastbound on Broadway to Cedar St.: Continue on Broadway toward Boston. To access Highland Ave., bear right onto Medford St. and turn right onto Lowell St. or Cedar St.


–          Westbound: Left on Central St., right on Summer St., right on Willow Ave., back to Highland Ave.

–          Eastbound: Continue through Davis Square onto Summer St., left on Central St., back to Highland Ave.

For maps of all detours, visit

At the end of each work day the intersection will be reopened for vehicles. Detours will remain in place between 7 a.m. and approximately 3:30 p.m.

Also please note that businesses in this area will remain open during construction, and will be accessible by vehicle as long as it is safe to do so. Where possible, we recommend parking outside the marked work zone.

Due to the nature of the work, and in order to complete necessary repairs as quickly as possible, the intersection must be closed during the morning commute. Therefore, if your normal morning commute passes through or nearby the Highland Ave./Cedar St. intersection, please allow some extra travel time or seek alternate routes. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, but appreciate your patience as we work to update our aging underground infrastructure.

If you have questions or concerns, please call 311 (617-666-3311). For full project information, visit

Jackie Rossetti

Deputy Director of Communications

City of Somerville

617-625-6600 ext 2614

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