Road work coming up in Chestnut Hill

Please be aware that the City’s contractor for milling and paving, Lorusso Corp., is currently scheduled to mill Suffolk Road in its entirety and Hammond Street from Ward Street to Stone Ave. This is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 11.1 and should be completed by Wednesday 11.2 but could potentially run to Thursday 11.3.

Detours, similar to those in place for the sidewalk work currently going on, will be set up. These roads will be closed, for the most part, while this work is going on for the safety of the workers, pedestrians and the motoring public alike. As work progresses the road blocks will often roll in one direction or another. This is entirely under the control of the police on site as to what is the safest and most expedient way for traffic to proceed. Residents of the affected neighborhoods should be notified either by Robo-call or by mail.

Paving of these streets is currently scheduled for the following week, most likely Wednesday 11.9 and Thursday 11.10 weather permitting. Understand that rain will effect this paving schedule but not the milling schedule.

Sidewalk work has already begun.

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Proposed changes at The Street in Chestnut Hill

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There is a pending proposal before the City of Newton Land Use, Conservation and Planning Commissions to change the structures in The Street shopping center in Chestnut Hill. The Chestnut Hill Association has begun to explore this proposal as it affects traffic, noise, and the quality, use and vista of Hammond Pond. The plans include two new structures, each of two stories, that would abut Hammond Pond and a new, underground two story garage. We’re curious about what you might think about this proposed development, so, please, tell us by taking this quick survey.

 

 

Share your vision for Newton with Newton-in-Motion

All are encouraged to visit the “Newton-in-Motion” open studio, and take part in visioning the City’s future. This free event, held at 275 Needham Street (Marshall’s plaza) on February 4, 5 and 6, will be fun and interactive and will offer opportunities to discuss goals and priorities for the City’s Transportation Strategy. Activities include a games table, a giant map of the City for sharing ideas, transportation questions, and a chance to talk to City staff and consulting planners, Nelson\Nygaard. Kids are welcome and encouraged to participate! For those unable to attend, the project website will offer the same activities and opportunity for input both during and after the event.

Our mobile team will also be out and about around the City during the February 4th – 6th workshop and we encourage those who come across them to tell them about their transportation vision for Newton.

This Friday, September 11: Changes coming to I-95 on ramps on Route 9

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 the Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane project team will implement ramp changes at the Route 9/I-95 interchange.  In case of inclement weather, operations will be shifted to Saturday, September 12th at 8 p.m.

At 8 p.m. on Sept. 11, new pavement markings, barrier, and temporary traffic control signage to support the new configuration will be finalized and implemented.  Variable message sign (VMS) boards will alert drivers to the new traffic pattern. The new traffic pattern includes the following:

  • Drivers traveling eastbound (toward Boston) on Route 9 and seeking to access I-95 northbound (toward the Massachusetts Turnpike) will exit Route 9 via a new signalized left-turn lane connecting them to a temporary ramp to I-95 northbound.
  • Drivers traveling westbound (toward Natick) on Route 9 and seeking to access I-95 southbound (toward Route 1) will exit Route 9 via a new signalized left-turn lane connecting them to a temporary ramp to I-95 southbound.

All other movements associated with the Route 9/I-95 interchange will remain as they currently are. Motorists should note that while the configuration set for implementation on Sept. 11 is temporary, the configuration of left turns described above represents the permanent traffic pattern associated with the I-95 Add-A-Lane project at this location.

As an additional aide to drivers, message boards will be placed on Route 9 alerting motorists to the upcoming change For more visit the MassDOT website

MA DOT presentation on the plan to add a lane on Route 128

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The Department or Transportation recently presented its plan to add and lane and re-configure Route 128 between Route 9 and Kendrick St.

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View the entire presentation here (click image, then scroll)

Parking restrictions on May 18th – BC graduation day.

On May 18th, parking will be restricted in and around Chestnut Hill, due to graduation at Boston College.

View detailed list of traffic and parking restrictions here. 

View list of BC graduation related events on the BC website.