Eastbound Traffic on Somerville Ave. to be Restored Monday, June 10; New Daytime Detour Begins Late June
Somerville Ave. will reopen to eastbound traffic through Union Square starting Monday, June 10. A detour has been in place between Dane St. and the Somerville Ave./Washington St. intersection since February. Over the next few weeks, Barletta, the City’s contractor for the Somerville Ave. Utility and Streetscape Improvements Project, will gradually transition out of their current work zone and into the next phase of construction. They’ll move to Bow St. just west of Stone Ave. for approximately one month. Northbound traffic on Webster Ave. will still be required to turn either left or right at the Washington St./Somerville Ave. intersection. Westbound traffic will be maintained. MBTA bus routes 85 Inbound/Outbound and 87 Inbound will continue operating on their existing Dane St. detour routes.
Starting in mid- to late June, excavation will begin on the north side of Somerville Ave. just west of Prospect St. to install another portion of the box culvert drainage infrastructure. During work hours, weekdays from 7 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m., eastbound traffic will be diverted onto Webster Ave. to Prospect St., and northbound traffic from Webster Ave. will be required to turn left onto Washington St. Police details will be onsite to facilitate detours and assist with all traffic during work hours. MBTA bus routes 85 Outbound, 86 Outbound, 87 Inbound, and 91 Outbound will be diverted via Webster Ave. and Prospect St.