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Exit 16/Mountain Road/Shawmut Street Roundabout
April 28, 2017 Update:

Shawmut 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.


April 21, 2017 Update:

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.