Trapelo/Belmont Reconstruction Begins In Cushing Square with Project Nearly Half Complete

Traveling from Belmont’s Cushing Square to the Cambridge town line will be filled with delays, lane closures and dodging very large mechanical vehicles as the Trapelo Road/Belmont Street Reconstruction project begin its downhill descent towards completion as today, Tuesday, Jan. 6, an excavator digger tore into the center of Trapelo at Common Street. 

The current work includes installing traffic signal conduits and drainage along Trapelo Road as weather permits.

The nearly $17.1 million reconstruction of the main artery running through Belmont between Cambridge and Waltham is 41 percent complete, according to the latest update from Ronald Strangfeld, the resident engineer with the state’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) which is financing and managing the project.

Begun in October 2013, the multi-section project started at the Waltham line and headed easterly.

This latest segment of the project, from Common Street to Payson Road, is scheduled to be completed by early June 2015.

According to the current MassDOT timeline, the entire project should be finished in September. This summer, landscaping is scheduled to begin which will include the planting of 200 new trees.

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