TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Middlesex Turnpike, between Plank Street and Route 62

A reverse-911 call on Wednesday alerted Bedford residents that beginning at 7 am on Monday, July 23, there will be substantial traffic changes along Middlesex Turnpike, from Plank Street to the intersection of Route 62.

The changes, announced by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, are expected to remain in place until early fall of this year.

  • Southbound traffic along Middlesex Turnpike will be restricted to allow work crews to complete roadway reconstruction.
  • Northbound regional traffic on Middlesex Turnpike will be directed to follow Network Drive; turn left onto Route 62 (Bedford Street) West; turn right onto Crosby Drive rejoining Middlesex Turnpike just north of Plank Street.
  • Eastbound and westbound regional traffic on Route 62 (Bedford Street) will be directed to use Crosby Drive, rejoining Middlesex Turnpike just north of Plank Street.

MassDOT has coordinated the detour route with each of the affected municipalities and has implemented traffic signal timing adjustments at seven locations in order to better manage traffic along the modified travel routes. Appropriate signs, channelizing devices and traffic control measures will be used to guide drivers through the work zone and along the detour routes.

MassDOT encourages drivers to seek alternate routes, to avoid delays.  Drivers that must travel through the affected area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution while approaching and traveling near or through the work zone or along the detour route.

Since December, 2010, a tri-town effort has worked to improve the Route 3 corridor in Billerica, Burlington and Bedford. The $13.2 million project will widen and realign the section of Middlesex Turnpike between Route 62 and Plank Street to provide an additional travel lane in each direction along with turning lanes at intersecting roadways and driveways.

For additional information, contact Michael Verseckes at 617-973-8290, or visit the Town of Bedford’s website where detailed information on the Tri-Town construction is available.


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susan mccombs
susan mccombs
10 years ago

Thank you for posting this. I heard the anno on my voice mail, but it is, for me, more ealily understood when I can read it…

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