Photo: The sign of the times.
The large electric sign along Concord Avenue near Belmont High School proclaims: “Belmont Center Const,” “Seek Alt. Routes” and “Expect Delays.”
The warning is the first tangible sign of the beginning of the $2.8 million Belmont Center Reconstruction Project starting this week with prep work for the actual construction to be led by Watertown’s Charles Construction.
This week, April 27, will see the installation of construction signage at various location around the center as well as putting down Digsafe markings, said Glenn Clancy, the director of the Office of Community Service. In addition, reflective and protective devices will also be installed.
On the week of May 4, the center will be surveyed and plans laid out. Large construction work will begin by the start of June.
It’s expected the reconstruction – which includes the roadway, sidewalks, curbing, signage and lighting – will be completed by November.
Notices of the construction schedule have been hand delivered to businesses and residents this past Friday.