Expect the following over the next few weeks along the Belmont Street and Trapelo Road Corridor:
- Cushing Square will be milled (surface layer scraped off) — now planned for October 13.
- Cushing Square will get a first layer of new asphalt — now planned for October 15.
- Trapelo Road from Waverley Square through Cushing Square will get final layer of asphalt — now planned for night work starting in the week of October 19.
- Final pavement markings will go down between Waverley and Cushing — now planned for night work starting in the week of October 26.
Especially during the major night paving activities, there could be road closures. The timeline could slip if weather is unfavorable — wet or too cold.
As to signals, the status is as follows:
- In Waverley Square, synchronization of the new signals should happen shortly (if it hasn’t happened already) — this should ease congestion along Trapelo.
- In Cushing Square, signals are more or less in their final configuration after a false start with a new approach.
- East of Cushing Square, towards School and Grove Streets, final signals have not been installed. The contractor is waiting for Verizon to move some wires on the polls.
Final completion of the segment east of Cushing Square will wait until next season. For additional information, please see this thread of posts or visit the town of Belmont’s page of design drawings. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to post them as comments on this below or contact Will Brownsberger by email.