With all the paving projects going on, one seems particularly impactful. On Route 62, from Bedford to Concord there is an orange construction sign saying “Construction – seek alternate routes.”
Which begs the question – what is the alternative?
To use an old New England saying, “you can’t get there from here,” there truly is no other way! I suppose you could go all the way to L e x i n g t o n and then circle back. One definitely has the feeling that it would just be faster to wait until the paving is done.
Route 62 does border Hanscom, could there be a top-secret road that we don’t know about? Why would they have such a suggestion without a viable solution? Maybe the rumored Hanscom Tunnel really does exist?
Or is there really no alternate way to get to Concord. If that is true, is that a fatal flaw in our civil defense planning? Imagine if we needed to evacuate to Concord during a paving project? It could happen. Let’s just hope not until the paving is done.