The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that work-related activities related to a $7M project to repair and improve Rte. 9 throughout Wellesley will begin on April 24 and is expected to be done by fall. Construction, including resurfacing and other repairs, will occur at night during off-peak hours, according to MassDOT.
Work will begin eastbound from the Natick line, then shift to westbound later in the process. Expect lane closures during nighttime hours, so Rte. 9 might best be avoided at night during this work period.
Among the other upgrades to Rte. 9 in Wellesley, the town is also looking forward to the Wellesley Sports Center opening next year on Rte. 9 east.
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Christine emily says
I said to my husband yesterday I can’t believe how poorly maintained the sidewalks are on route nine. How awful it looks driving through this prestigious town !
The brush, leaves and colapsed fencing. This is Over due! Thank you Mass Dot.
Home owners should receive a fine for not cleaning up there properties (Fencing & Trash)
Kim Thornton says
I was on a walk last night and could not believe how poorly maintained the sidewalk was between the cliff road exit and Kingsbury street. Leaves, trash and beer cans… so glad my tax dollars will be at work in cleanup of route 9. Hopefully after the cleanup and repair we will have better maintenance as well.
Laurance Stuntz says
Any idea if this project will include the revamping of the Kingsbury/Rt 9 intersection that we voted to help fund at ATM last year?
Laurance, we believe that is the case. TSR
William Morris-Thelander says
It’s now year later. What are they doing out there again?
Gloria Richmond says
It will sure be nice when they are done paving Rt 9 in Wellesley. And how interesting that those lights they installed in Wellesley have slowed traffic in the mornings to a crawl…maybe 5-10 miles/hr then you stop…and sit there for a while. I’d say it’s added 20 minutes to my commute. Really hard to see that as progress. Once past the lights in Wellesley, traffic east really moves. I wish they could reprogram the timing. I’ve often sat there when no one needs to turn, but all traffic stopped.