Street, Intersection Closures Along Common Street As Paving Takes Place Friday

Photo: A map of where street reconstruction will take place Friday

The reconstruction of streets and intersections along Common Street enters the paving phase on Friday, Aug. 26, weather permitting.

According to a press release from the Belmont Department of Public Works, beginning at 6 a.m., Mass DOT’s general contractor J. Tropeano will begin paving of the sections of the following roads:

  • School Street between Common and Cottage streets
  • Common Street at the intersection with School and Waverley streets
  • Waverley Street at the intersection with Common Street

Road closures and delays are expected during construction hours between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Residents and commuters are advised to seek alternate routes.

“Vehicular access to properties in this section of the road will be limited during work hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience,” read the release.

For any questions or concerns about the project, contact Arthur O’Brien, Street Opening Permit Coordinator for Belmont Department of Public Works at 617-993-2684.

Belmont’s Mill Street Closed Wednesday, July 16

Due to construction, Mill Street from Trapelo Road (Rt. 60) to McLean Street (the entrance to McLean Hospital) will be closed to through traffic.on July 16, according to Belmont Police.

This closer is likely to cause significant traffic delays in the area of Mill Street and Belmont Center.


Traffic headed southbound on Mill Street toward Waverley Square will be detoured onto Concord Avenue.

Driver’s from Trapelo Road, wishing to travel north on Mill Street, will be detoured onto Pleasant Street or may choose to continue west on Trapelo Road into Waltham. 

Vehicles will be allowed access to McLean Hospital and the Stanley Road neighborhood. These two locations will not be affected by road closures.