Lexington, Massachusetts
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Engineering Projects
under Design / 

Center Streetscape & 
Battlegreen Project

East Mass Ave Roadway Improvements Project

Studies & Reports:

Preliminary Evaluation of
Source,Separated Organics
(CDM) Report

Shade Street Pavement
Marking and Signing Plan

Construction Links:

Digsafe (Utility Markouts):

National Grid (Gas Company):

Verizon (Phone Services):

NSTAR (Electric):

(Phone, Cable & Internet):

Comcast (Phone, Cable, & Internet):

Massachusetts Highway Department (State Roads):

2015 Engineering Construction Projects

*While every effort is made to keep this website up to date, changes occur dynamically
and website updates cannot keep up with moment to moment conditions.  This applies to detours which are set daily in the field by Town personnel in conjunction with the Lexington Police Department.



Projects Under Construction

  • Concord Ave Sidewalk-(posted 6/9/15) The Town of Lexington Engineering Division has plans to install a sidewalk along Concord Avenue from Waltham Street to Spring Street. This project includes construction of a 5 foot wide sidewalk, granite curb, field stone retaining walls and drainage improvements. The culvert carrying Hardy’s Pond Brook will be replaced and the traffic signal at Waltham Street and Concord ave will be upgraded. Current plans are available for viewing at Samuel Hadley Public service building, 201 Bedford Street. Please contact Dave Cannon in Engineering for more information.


  • Minuteman Bikeway Paving Project  (updated 10/5/15)  Crews have completed the final paving.  Finish work still needs to be completed.  Once it is scheduled, details will be uploaded here.  The detours outlined below correspond to this diagram.

    There are five alternatives which are described for westbound bicycle traffic. Eastbound bicycle traffic should use the same route in reverse:

    Alternative 1: From the Bedford Street closure, this detour will be posted with signage at all major junctions.

    • Left onto Bedford Street - .68 mi
    • Right onto Worthen Road - .38 mi
    • Right onto Mass Avenue – 1.01 mi
    • Right onto Wood Street – 1.29 mi
    • Right onto Hartwell Ave - .78 mi
    • Left on to Maguire Road which turns into Summer Street -.37 mi
    • Right onto Wiggins Road-.15 mi

    Alternative 1A for traffic coming from the town center bikes can exit the bike trail at Camilla Place behind the fire Station and connect to alternative 1 at Worthen road. – 500 feet

    Alternative 2, this detour does involve some none paved areas. From the Bedford Street closure. This detour will be posted with signage at all major junctions.

    • Left onto Bedford Street - 150 ft.
    • Right onto Sunny Knoll - .12 mi
    • Right onto Reed Street - .17 mi
    • Left onto Garfield street to the end - .26 mi
    • Travel along the gravel trail to Cedar street - .27 mi
    • Left onto Cedar Street – 275 ft.
    • Right onto Martingale - .17 mi
    • Right onto Freemont - .26 mi
    • Left onto Constitution Road - .17 mi
    • Right onto Paul Revere Road - .20 mi
    • Right onto Mass Ave and follow the remainder of alternative 1

    Alternative 3 for bike traffic coming from Arlington or East Lexington. Avoids the hill on Mass Ave but requires more on-road riding.  Exit the bike trail at the Seasons Four Driveway. This detour will be posted with signage at all major junctions.

    • Take a left onto the Driveway – 270 ft.
    • Left onto Mass Avenue - .31 mi
    • Right onto Marrett Road- 1.9 mi
    • Right onto School Street - .48 mi
    • Left onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow the remainder of alternative 1.

    Alternative 4 - not recommended for recreational bicycle users. From the Bedford closure. This detour will not be posted.

    • Right onto Bedford Street -1.18 mi
    • Bear right into the Jug handle and cross Hartwell at the traffic signal -
    • Proceed to the Hartwell Avenue closure - .62 mi

    Alternative 5 - not recommended for recreational bicycle users. West bound bicycle traffic coming the town center. This detour will not be posted.

    • Right onto Revere Street- 230 ft.
    • Left onto Ledgelawn Avenue- .2 mi
    • Right onto Hamilton Street-  .11 mi
    • Go through the roundabout to Burlington Street - .39 mi
    • Bear left onto Grove Street .73 mi
    • Left onto Eldred Street - .47 mi
    • Right onto Bedford Street then follow the remainder of alternative 4. 
  • Woodcliffe Rd/Spring St Drainage Work (updated 6/19/15)  Crews are finished relocating a drain line on Woodcliffe Rd/Spring St.  They will be back to pave Spring St and there may be full and partial closures on Spring St during this work.


  • Street Resurfacing 2015  (updated 10/8/15) 
    Hill St will be paved on Saturday, October 10th. Hill Street as well as Milk Street will be closed during work hours: 7am-7pm.  Please see closure map. Residents of Hill Street who will require access in and out of their street should plan to park their cars off-site before 7am on Saturday.  Driveway aprons and other punchlist items for streets on this year's paving list will be done in the next two weeks.


  • Water Distribution Improvements Contract #15-57 (updated 6/25/15)  The town of Lexington will be upgrading and replacing water main in various location throughout Town. (see map below) Work has started in the Wachusett Rd area.


  • Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Investigations (posted 6/9/15) Crews from NEPPCO are conducting I/I field studies throughout town.  The work entails too large trucks that work out of manholes.  There will be no excavation as part of this work. 


  • Willard Woods Stream Daylighting Project (posted 8/28/15) Work has begun!  Crews from SumCo have begun to clear and stage equipment.  The proposed work includes removing the existing underground stone box culvert between the Willard’s Pond outlet and the 30-inch RCP culvert inlet at North Street and constructing a natural open channel stream.


  • Vinebrook Stabilization Project (posted 7/31/15)  The project involves restoration of approximately 80 linear feet of failed embankment along Vine Brook in the Lower Vine Brook Conservation Area, off of East Emerson Rd.


  • Microsurfacing bid  (posted 9/21/15) Paving is complete!  Crews will be out there working on driveway aprons and other punchlist items in the next few weeks.


  • Revere Street Culvert  (posted 10/9/15) Work begins on October19th.  Revere Street will be closed from Ledgelawn Ave to Bedford St for the duration of the project 24/7.  Work is anticipated to take 6 weeks weather dependent.  The work for this project consists of replacing two culverts along North Lexington Brook at two separate locations: just east of #19 and #20 Revere Street and along the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway to the north of Camellia Place.


  • Paul Revere Drainage Improvements (posted 9/17/15)  The scope of this project includes the layout of approximately 650 linear feet of drainage pipe in Paul Revere Road from Powers Court to Cedar Street as well as installation of catch basins and berm to improve flow of surface storm water.


  • Main Wastewater Pumping Station Improvements Project (posted 9/21/15)  The work includes installation of three 150 horsepower, premium efficiency motors and variable frequency drives (VFDs) for the three existing wastewater non-clog centrifugal pumps as well as other upgrades.


  • Phase 5 Sewer System Improvements Project  (posted 10/7/15)  This project involves rehabilitation of existing gravity sewer.  Work includes but not limited to replacement of sewer line, video services and inspection of existing conditions, lining, cleaning, testing and sealing.  The project is being administered by Weston & Sampson Engineers.


Projects by other entities affecting Lexington

  • Mass DOT Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement project. For information about lane closures please visit the Mass DOT project website.
  • Mass DOT Repairs to the Watertown Street Bridge over Route 2 Construction will take place from 9/9 through 9/13. There will be revolving lane closures on Rt 2 during day and night hours. Please see Mass DOT project website for further details.
  • The Town of Bedford slip-lining project: Phase 1 work is wrapping up. The Town of Bedford is working with their contractor to set up a sewer by-pass to forstall any breaks which might occur in the length of pipe not lined thus far. This by-pass will carry over for the next phase of the project which will kick off in the spring.
  • National Grid will be relaying mains in various location throughout Town this summer.  ** Crews will be working on Woburn Street starting 9/21.  Partial closures are probable with detour routes directing traffic through Solomon Pierce to Maple Street. This work is expected to continue through the rest of the construction season (2 months)  Crews will also be on Follen relaying main starting on 9/24/15.



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