Several Months Of ‘Heavy Construction’ At School And Common Begins Monday, April 4

Photo: Let the digging begin!

Commuters and parents who drop off/pick up their children at the Roger Wellington Elementary School: Be warned! Construction work will begin at the intersection of Common and School streets on Monday, April 4, according to an announcement from the Town of Belmont.

The work is part of the Mass Department of Transportation Improvement Project at the Wellington. Residents can expect “heavy construction activity for several months” during the construction hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” said the town.

For any questions about the project, contact Arthur O’Brien, at the Belmont Department of Public Works: 617-993-2684.

Common Street Repaving Now Set To Begin Thursday, Aug. 15

Photo: Common Street, before.

The long-awaited repaving of Common Street is scheduled to begin on Thursday, Aug. 15.

EH Perkins Construction of Burlington will be laying asphalt on one of the town’s main thoroughfares between Payson Road and School Street. The work along the 8/10 of a mile route is expected to be completed within three workdays on Monday, Aug. 19.

During the three days, sections of Common Street will be closed to traffic between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents and commuters are advised to seek alternate routes. No on street parking or access to driveways will be available during construction hours. Common Street residents affected by the construction will be able to park overnight on side streets.

For any questions or concerns about the project, residents can contact Ara Yogurtian, assistant director in the Office of Community Development at 617-993-2665.