A section of the Somerville Community Path, from Buena Vista Rd. to Cameron Ave. behind the Davis Square T station, is expected to close on or around Monday, May 13, for the final phase of the Community Path Drainage & Retaining Wall Upgrades project. It’s anticipated to reopen around mid-June.
All cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured for the duration of the closure. Eastbound cyclists can access Davis Square via Cameron Ave. and Holland St. or Massachusetts Ave. and Day St. Westbound cyclists can access Massachusetts Ave. via Meacham Rd. or Dover St. Pedestrians should use Meacham Rd. Detour maps are available at www.somervillema.gov/CommunityPathClosure.
The bulk of this project was completed last year, when crews upgraded the local drainage infrastructure and repaired a retaining wall to address recurring flooding and improve safety. During the closure this spring, five new trees will be planted, among other landscaping improvements, and this section of the path will be paved to its final condition.
To stay informed about construction, sign up to receive a weekly email outlining upcoming construction citywide at www.somervillema.gov/construction. Residents are also encouraged to enroll in the City’s alert system at www.somervillema.gov/alerts to ensure they’re notified prior to major detours or disruptive construction activity in their neighborhood.
For the latest updates and additional information about the Community Path Drainage & Retaining Wall Upgrades project, please visit www.somervillema.gov/CommunityPathClosure.