Category Archives: Construction

Wellesley’s Fuller Brook Park Preservation update

The Fuller Brook Park preservation project has been moving along according to schedule. During the past week, the contractor has continued to install and test helical pile foundations for the proposed raised walkways between Forest and Paine Streets (this section will remain closed until January 2015) and on the path from the High School to […]

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Fuller Brook project progressing

The town of Wellesley warns that a section of the Brook Path between Forest St. and Paine St. will be closed starting Thursday, Oct. 23 and continuing until March 2015 as part of the Fuller Brook Park restoration project.  There will be signs up to indicate the pedestrian detour in the field, and the information is […]

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Not to be overshadowed by the Belclare Wellesley: The Rotunda Building

One result of The Belclare luxury condo/retail building going up on Washington Street in Wellesley is that The Rotunda Building next door is suddenly looking a lot smaller. For those of you who have never stepped foot inside, here are a few photos. The Grove Street/Washington Street brick building, also known as the Morton Block, […]

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Wellesley feels Mass Pike pain

Wellesley-ites are far from alone in feeling the brutal impact of new Mass Pike construction that cutting lanes in both directions and adding hours to some travelers’ commutes. The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and others have begun weighing in on the impact, which the BBJ says could really take an economic toll. The project’s […]

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Bye-bye Wellesley bricks

Wellesley has begun doing away with its brick crosswalks as well as bricks inlaid on sidewalks and around trees. The town is paving over the crosswalks and replacing the sidewalk bricks with cement or dirt. Work has been taking place during the day and for the crosswalks, at night. While the bricks do add a classy […]

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Wellesley summer makeover

It’s good to be in the construction field this summer in Wellesley. The town’s makeover includes the new maintenance and other facilities at Wellesley Country Club, a sports complex rehab at Wellesley College, sprucing up of downtown buildings,  church work, Wellesley Middle School fixer-upper, a new dorm at Babson, Hunnewell Elementary School tidying up, Belclare […]

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Wellesley traffic update: Washington Street construction starts July 14

Don’t get too comfortable with that lack of car traffic in town this summer… From the Wellesley DPW: Washington Street Roadway Improvements Project (Laurel Avenue to Route 9) The Washington Street Roadway Improvements Project is scheduled to commence on July 14, 2014.  The work will take place on Washington Street between Laurel Avenue and Route […]

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Wellesley teardowns spur move toward Neighborhood Conservation District

For some people, other towns simply won’t do.  Wellesley’s bustling town center, excellent schools, and informative blog make the town a must-have for newcomers seeking their dream home and growing families who don’t want to leave.  And lots of these folks demand new construction.  In a built-out community such as Wellesley, however, there’s typically only […]

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