Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Upcoming plans for the Downtown Improvement Project include installing granite curbing and concrete to the sidewalk.
Originally, the Depatment of Transportation planned on having the Downtown Improvement Project for Northborough completed in March. As Town Engineer Fred Litchfield remarked at the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night, "I don't know who would plan to complete a project in March in New England ... but it is now July." Litchfield, provided an update to the board on the project, which is a multi-faceted effort to reconfigure and update downtown Northborough that began in full force last spring. With questions and confusion from residents ranging from issues on poles in the road, streets without piping and ill-timed street lights, many have wondered, "When's it going to be done?" Late last week, construction on temporary pavement markings …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Northborough police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Incidents, Tuesday, Feb. 12 1:11 a.m.: Medical call, West Main Street 2:46 a.m.: Medical call, Intervale Farm Lane 5:56 a.m.: Report of a vehicle off the road, Maple Street. 123 advises roadway is all ice. DPW notified to treat the area. McFee & Newton called for a winch out. MA PC 883AS9 8:53 a.m.: Medical call, Solomon Pond Road 8:59 a.m.: Caller concerned about husband's mental state, Westbrook Road. Husband agreed to go to the hospital with his wife. 11:41 a.m.: Vandalism, Hudson Street 5:20 p.m.: 2 car MVA -- MA RW690M --- MA Y9M, Southwest Cutoff 5:42 p.m.: 2 car MVA with injury, Main Street 8:28 p.m.: Female walking back and forth across Route 20 with 2 large bags, West Main Street Don't miss a beat in Northborough. Be sure to sign …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Another person has died after injuries sustained in a crash on Saturday night.
A North Grafton woman is dead after a crash on Route 20 Saturday evening. On Dec. 8th at approximately 8:30 pm the Shrewsbury Police responded to the intersection of Route 20 and Grafton St. for a report of a two car motor vehicle accident with injuries. Shrewsbury Police determined that a 2004 Audi A-4 was traveling East on Route 20 when it collided with a 2007 Honda Civic which was traveling north on Grafton St. crossing Route 20. Steven Cabral of Hudson, 25 years old, operated the Audi. The Honda was operated by Elaine Barber, 60, Snow Road, North Grafton. Shrewsbury Police, Shrewsbury Fire and U-Mass paramedics were at the scene and both operators were transported U-Mass University Campus Hospital. Barber was pronounced dead a short …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The reconstruction project on Route 20 will close the center this weekend.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Information courtesy of Police Chief Mark Leahy As part of the Route 20 reconstruction project through the center of Northborough, CSX Railroad will replace their Main Street (Route 20) rail crossing this weekend. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and continuing nonstop until the work is completed on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, Main Street (Route 20) will be detoured around the work site. Police officers will be stationed to assist motorists throughout the project. The primary Main Street (Route 20) detour for cars and small trucks will use South and Summer Streets to bypass the work site. Main Street (Route 20) will be closed on the west end of the job at the intersection of Main And South Streets (Route 20 at Route 135). On the east …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The paving begins. Plus, Mothers and More holds an open house and Carrie Rowan's back at the library.
1. Motorists are strongly advised to avoid the center of Northborough Tuesday through Thursday this week because of paving. Plan your route accordingly. Maybe call in sick? No, Northborough Patch did not tell you to do that. 2. Have you the best Halloween costume around? You should enter it in the Patch Halloween costume contest, which started just yesterday. 3. Have you picked up brownie mix lately from Wegmans? Might want to check the brand, as there has been a recall this week. 4. The phenomenally talented and charming Carrie Rowan is back, putting on her kid-friendly show today at the Northborough Free Library. 5. Mothers and More of Assabet Valley invites all local moms to its annual open house. Special guest Alysia Butler, special …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Downtown Improvement Project update includes a message urging motorists to seek alternate routes this week.
Information on the Downtown Improvement Project, courtesy of the town of Northborough, as of Oct. 12 Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project status report Oct. 11
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Here is the latest update from the town regarding the MassDOT's downtown improvement project.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The most recent update on the Downtown Improvement Project from the town, posted on the town's website Sept. 23. Currently: Installation of curbing is ongoing and the majority of the curbing is completed with a few utility pole conflicts remaining. Week of September 24: Gravel and grading for sidewalk locations is being completed this week in preparation for the installation of the concrete which has already begun is some areas. Some traffic signal equipment did arrive on site this week and the vertical mast arms were installed while some wiring is still ongoing. Cold planning (grinding of uneven asphalt surfaces) in preparation of paving is currently scheduled for overnight work starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, and will run until …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
You have all been asking. The board asked, too.
The Downtown Construction Project, while upon completion will bring a more easily navigated, slicker, center area to town, has certainly slowed traffic and caused some gridlock. People who frequently travel through want to know, "When will it officially be completed?" Dawn Rand, selectmen, asked the same thing during a board meeting this week. "Most of the inconventient work will occur and be taken care of through the fall," said Town Administrator John Coderre, "but there will be some final work in the spring." There you have it. Completion of the project is planned for spring of 2013. The most recent update from the town can be found here.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The latest update on the Downtown Improvement Project as of Aug. 15.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Information courtesy of the town of Northborough Downtown Traffic Improvement status report, Aug. 15 Currently: Installation of curbing is ongoing and the majority of the curbing should be completed by the end of next week. Curbing installation at the westerly end of the project may be delayed to allow for a shift in the roadway due to some utility pole conflicts. Week of Aug. 20: Gravel and grading for several sidewalk locations will be completed this week in preparation for the installation of the concrete. Week of Aug. 27: Water and sewer service extensions on Church Street and excavation for drainage structure adjustments to accommodate the road shift at the westerly end of the project which should take about two weeks to complete. …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Patch experimented: how long would it take us to get from Marlborough to Shrewsbury on Route 20 during rush hour traffic?
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who "loves" traveling Route 20. No matter where it cuts through, the windy route that shifts relentlessly from one lane to two and back, curving through traffic lights from Marlborough all the way into Sturbridge. Lately, everyone's been complaining about the traffic even more. While Northborough undergoes its Downtown Improvement Plan, and Shrewsbury continues with even more highway upgrades, the bottleneck during certain times of the day is enough to make the patient otherwise. Patch set out to see how long it really takes to navigate Route 20 from Marlborough to Shrewsbury. Editors from Northborough and Shrewsbury along with Patch the Pup hit the road at 5:05 p.m. on a recent Thursday, starting at …