Street will be closed Monday and Tuesday of next week, between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, in order for Liberty
Utilities to install the new gas main across Shawmut Street. Traffic will be
detoured via Mountain Road and Cemetery Street. Access to the Mobil gas station
will remain open. The contractor and Fairpoint Communications will be working on
drainage and relocating fiber optic cables on Portsmouth Street. On Wednesday, the contractor will begin installing drainage on
East Side Drive, between Eastman Street and Portsmouth Street. The intersection will
operate as a four-way stop during work hours. Delays are expected.
Construction is underway and the contractor is focusing on filling slopes
either side of Portsmouth Street in advance of Unitil coming in to set their
new poles and installation of drainage. The right-hand slip
lanes on Portsmouth Street are not open to traffic. Traffic is restricted to a
three-lane section. Next week, the gas company will begin installing a new main on
East Side Drive and Mountain Road, from Mill Street to a few hundred feet north on
Mountain Road. Work will occur between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Traffic
will be restricted to alternating one-way traffic and delays are expected.