Belmont Road Closure – Brighton Street: October 17th and 18th

MassDOT passed along the following advisory about the closure due of Brighton Street due to construction on the weekend of October 17th and 18th:

Construction Advisory

Road Closure – Detours in effect- expect delays

Brighton Street, Belmont, MA

Grade Crossing Replacement

Weekend of October 17th and 18th

Closure from approximately 1am Saturday to 5am Monday

On Saturday October 17th, 2015 at approximately 1am Keolis construction personnel will commence the reconstruction of the grade crossing at Brighton Street in Belmont, MA. At this time the crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic through 5am Monday Morning, October 19th.

Police details will be in place to mitigate any traffic issues. Access to local area residents and businesses will be maintained throughout construction by detour.

The grade crossing will be closed throughout the weekend as construction crews remove and replace the existing track structures at this location, and upgrade signal systems and utilities as needed.

Paving operations are anticipated to be completed by 5am Monday morning and the road reopened for use by the public. Variable message boards will be posted on site one week prior to construction to alert motorists and neighbors of this weekend closure.

We apologize for any inconvenience this work and may cause. It is critical that these major construction efforts be undertaken over weekends and some nights when the track is taken out of service. These improvements are essential to the rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Line.

In order to support the overall Fitchburg Commuter Rail Improvement Project, ALL Weekend MBTA Fitchburg Line Commuter Rail service has been suspended through November 22nd 2015. For more information on the weekend service suspension please go to

If you have any questions about the project please contact us via email at

MBTA Fitchburg Project Email or via telephone at MBTA Fitchburg Project Hotline 617-721-7506

Andrew Bettinelli
Legislative Aide
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger