Contractors for MassDOT resumed construction along Littleton Road earlier today and will continue through the summer.
Work is currently scheduled outside the traveled way, and officers from the Westford Police Department will be on site to direct traffic safely around construction activities. Commuters are reminded to drive cautiously in the work zone and seek alternative routes.
About the project
This transportation improvement project includes adding an additional travel lane in each direction on Littleton Road (Route 110) from Minot's Comer to Nixon Road. The proposed cross section will be two thru lanes in each direction with a center turning lane. At Minot's Comer, a second thru lane will be added to Littleton Road (Route 110) eastbound to match the wider cross-section beyond Boston Road.
The new cross section of this leg of the intersection is proposed to be sufficiently wide enough to support two thru lanes in each direction with three left turning lanes (seven lanes total). Since the need for the third left turn lane is not immediate, the northern left turn lane will be a painted median.
When the three left turn lanes are warranted, only the paint in the median will be removed. In addition, two lanes will be added to Boston Road, one that can be converted to an additional receiving lane for the three left turn lanes from Littleton Road (Route 110) and the second to provide for double left turn lanes onto Littleton Road (Route 110).
The improvements include milling and resurfacing of existing pavements; full-depth reconstruction in areas of roadway widening; vertical granite curb and a variable width (4-6 feet) concrete sidewalk adjacent to the shoulder on both sides of the roadway; signs and pavement markings; traffic signal system replacements; storm drainage system improvements at the Minot's Comer intersection; and construction of a new closed storm drainage system along Littleton Road (Route 110); and construction of a new twelve (12) inch water main along Littleton Road from Boston/Carlisle Road to the end limit of work.
For more information, please contact the Town Engineer directly at: Paul Starratt, P.E., Town Engineer, Town of Westford, 28 North St., Westford, MA 01886 Ph: 978-360-0498 Fx: 978-399-2739 firstname.lastname@example.org.