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Route 126/ Pond Street Revitalization Project & Downtown Revitalization Project
Crews continue to work on the Route 126/ Pond Street Revitalization Project and on the Downtown Revitalization Project. As traffic is significantly impacted around town, please give yourself extra time to get where you are going, and be patient. Crews are doing the best they can to get you through quickly and safely. Remember, all businesses are open during construction.
Last Update: June 29, 2022
Rt. 126/ Pond Street Construction
Full‐depth construction is ongoing. This work consists of crews milling the current pavement down several inches and fine grading during the day followed by paving. Traffic will be able to pass through, on the gravel, and will be down to one lane. Each day there will be a stretch of 2,000 ft. of gravel as they prep for paving.
What to expect June 29th-July 1st: Crews will prep for full-depth construction from Eliot Street towards Nickerson Road. The area will be cleaned up and open for travel for the holiday weekend.
What to expect the week of July 5th: Crews will mill the stretch from Eliot Street to Nickerson Road between July 5th - 8th. Fine grading and paving will occur on July 11th and 12th in this stretch. No night work is currently scheduled.
Please note that during final paving there will be a temporary shut down of 10-15 mins at all intersections and driveways to private property.
Crews are currently waiting for the arrival of the granite to begin sidewalk work. Curbing work on Front Street is now scheduled to begin in early July (pending any further delays) and continue throughout the entire project for several weeks.
In the news
We appreciate New England Construction Journal visiting Ashland and highlighting the important construction projects happening in our community. The Route 126 Revitalization and the Downtown Revitalization projects are essential developments to continue Ashland's vitality. While both projects still have a couple of years to go before completion, the drastic amount of work to our infrastructure and cosmetic aesthetics will attract new community members and business owners and increase our economic development potential. Thank you to Doug Small, our DPW Director and his team for helping keep these projects on track. And thank you to the residents and businesses once again for your support and patience with these projects.
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Alternative Routes to Rt. 126/ Pond Street
We understand traveling along Rt. 126 is not always feasible. Here is a map, to illustrate two roads, Cedar Street, and Western Avenue, which run parallel to Rt. 126. These roads can help you reach a destination outside of town. We hope this helps!
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