Wellesley will have a traffic treat of its own for you starting Friday night due to the Cedar St. bridge replacement. From the Wellesley Police Department:
The old Cedar Street bridge over Route 9 will be completely demolished, and the ‘new’ bridge will be moved into place starting during the evening of July 1st, and ending on July 4th. This work will result in all traffic on Route 9 and Cedar Street being detoured throughout the entire holiday weekend.
Work will commence at 10:00 PM on Friday, July 1st. At that time, eastbound and westbound traffic on Route 9 will be diverted around the bridge. Eastbound traffic on Route 9 will be detoured to the offramp at the car dealership, travel across Cedar Street, and then utilize the on ramp to travel back on to Route 9 east. Westbound traffic will use the first offramp next to Patriot Petroleum, cross over Cedar Street near Barton Road, and then use the on ramp to return to Route 9 westbound.
Traffic traveling northbound on Cedar Street will be detoured to Route 9 east. Traffic traveling southbound on Cedar Street will be detoured onto Route 9 westbound. Pedestrians will be shuttled across Route 9 by the construction company. This detour will remain in place until the new bridge is moved from the staging location and is fully installed. The ‘new’ bridge and the road is expected to open sometime during the evening hours of July 4th.
Wellesley Police officers will be working at the scene to assist traffic through the detour during the entire 72 hour period from July 1-July 4, 24 hours a day.
Motorists traveling through the Route 9 and Cedar Street area should expect significant delays, especially during the day on Saturday, July 2. Please seek alternative routes to avoid the area, and plan on delays if you have to drive through the area.