Excavation and duct bank installation continues this week on Albion Street (near the Broadway intersection) and North Avenue (near the North Avenue-Broadway intersection).

On Albion Street, detours will be in place at Jordan Avenue (eastbound) and Byron Avenue (westbound). On Broadway, detours will be in place at Lake Street and Byron Street.

Starting this week, an additional crew, will be active at the driveway to National Grid’s Wakefield Junction Substation on Montrose Avenue as crews work finalize restoration at this location.

As you know, two different work schedules are in place these work sites. On Albion Street, allowable work hours remain 7:00AM to 7:00PM, Monday through Saturday. On North Avenue, allowable work hours are 10:00PM to 7:00AM, Sunday through Thursday.

Construction Activity:

  • Albion Street (at Broadway): Excavation and duct bank installation. 
  • Broadway (at Broadway and North Avenue): Excavation and duct bank installation. 
  • Wakefield Junction Substation: Restoration

Traffic Management Updates:

  • Albion Street (between 348 Albion Street and Broadway): Detours in place at Jordan Avenue (eastbound), Byron Avenue (westbound), Broadway detours in place at Lake Street and Byron Street.
  • Broadway (between 34 Broadway and North Avenue): Detour in place. Broadway and North Avenue access via W. Water Street.
  • Wakefield Junction Substation: No traffic impact.

 

As a friendly reminder, as part of the agreement between National Grid and the Town of Wakefield, National Grid has committed to funding curb-to-curb restoration of the project route. The Wakefield DPW has agreed to take over responsibility of the restoration and management schedule. We kindly ask drivers and those on foot to exercise caution when approaching these active work areas to minimize risks to personal safety, and to avoid any interference with construction.

As construction continues, please note that the Wakefield Police Department has the option to modify the traffic management plans based on their judgment and expertise, including street closures and traffic detours to ensure the safety of the general public. As always, police details will be present at our work sites to facilitate vehicle and pedestrian traffic management. Please continue to exercise caution when approaching these active work areas to minimize risks to personal safety, and to avoid any interference with construction.

Please know that we remain committed to prioritizing public health as well as the health of employees and contractors. National Grid has taken several steps to modify our business practices and daily operations to protect the communities in which we work. We have enacted additional policies and guidelines for our field and office personnel that are in line with the Commonwealth’s Guidelines and Procedures for construction as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines

For more information about National Grid’s response to COVID-19, please visit: ngrid.com/covid-19.

As always, if you have questions about any of our current or upcoming work, please feel free to contact a member of our project outreach team by emailing us at info@ma-nhsolution.com, or by calling our project hotline 1-844-646-8427.

*Please note, due to the complexities of outdoor construction, schedule is subject to change.