Showing posts with label i495. Show all posts
Showing posts with label i495. Show all posts

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Commuting on i495 was a mess on Friday

Two accidents, one during the morning commute and one during the evening commute left i495 something like a parking lot for hours. If you were caught in either or both sets of traffic, here are the stories on the accidents themselves.

A 4-year-old girl was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-495 northbound in Bellingham around 6:30 Friday morning, according to the state police.

State police officers called Life Flight to transport one person after a single-car crash on I-495 in Bellingham on Friday afternoon, a state police spokesperson said.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

In the News: CD release, i495/RT 9, glass harmonica

Franklin native to release new CD on Friday

State details recommendations for I-495/Rte. 9 interchange

Glass harmonica concert planned at Franklin Historical Museum

Monday, December 31, 2012

"The $10.5 million effort will begin in 2016"

I find it interesting that the Milford Daily News has an article on road work for the i495 section in Franklin. The work planned will include the bridges, road surfaces as well as the on/off ramps. The interesting part is that the work is not scheduled to begin until 2016! It is good that MassDOT is planning ahead. What the road conditions will be like when they finally get started remains to be seen.
Any work done to I-495 benefits the town, said Department of Public Works Director Robert Cantoreggi. 
Cantoreggi believes that the state rarely does this level of work, saying it’s high time the town's section of I-495 — going from the Wrentham town line to Beaver Street — received improvements. 
"A lot of times, we get calls about the conditions of the ramps because people think they’re under the control of the town," he said. "The ramps have been in awful condition and I’ve called the state about it many times."

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Milford section of I-495 to be resurfaced

The trip to Walmart, Staples or Whole Foods or the cinema could take a little longer in the near future as the paving work gets underway on i495

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via The Milford Daily News News RSS by Brian Benson/Daily News staff on 4/12/12

A six-mile stretch of Interstate 495 is slated to be resurfaced in the coming months at a cost of $12 million. Dracut-based Brox Industries submitted the lowest of five bids at $12.1 million. The work will involve resurfacing a 5.9-mile stretch of the highway from just north of Rte. 85 in Milford through Medway and Bellingham to the Bellingham-Franklin town line.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Preparing for I-495’s next boom

I am just catching up to this article from the Boston Globe West edition from Thursday. The article doesn't specifically mention Franklin but I would assume we are indeed one of the communities involved in the planning effort.
Planners in 37 communities along I-495 recently embarked on a $300,000 state-funded study organized by the quasi-public Metropolitan Area Planning Council to map out where residents might best channel new development, preserve open space, and build more on infrastructure. The study is due to be completed by the end of this year. 
The regional planning council is also working with the 495/MetroWest Partnership, a nonprofit public-private collaboration based in Westborough, and other local organizations on the effort. 
“This region is the state’s economic engine,’’ said Paul Matthews, the partnership’s executive director. “Because there is no central city, it tends to be overlooked a bit. Let’s make sure we have our ducks in a row as the economy picks up again in terms of development. What development do we want accomplished? Those are major questions for us to sort out."

via Boston Globe -- Globe West by John Dyer, Globe Correspondent on 3/24/11

Franklin, MA

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Franklin, MA: Police alert - injured officer status

I saw helicopters circling above i495 earlier today and couldn't find out what was up. Now this Franklin Police alert fills in the details.


On Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 11:30 am Franklin Police Officers responded to a report of a police officer that had been struck by a motor vehicle while on paid detail duty at the intersections of King Street and Route 495 in Franklin. The suspect vehicle described by witnesses as a small red car fled the scene leaving the officer, 25 year police veteran Edward Clifford on the roadway. Franklin Firefighters were luckily on scene and immediately rendered first aid to Officer Clifford. Clifford was transported by Franklin Fire to the Milford Whitinsville Regional Hospital for injuries suffered. His condition is good as he was released and is recovering at this time at home.
Witness accounts of the accident and subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of Ari C. Cunard, age 25 of 301 Union Street apartment 220 in Franklin for the offenses of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident and Operating a Motor Vehicle so as to Endanger the Lives and Safety of the Public. Cunard was located at her home address and subsequent to questioning by Franklin Police Officers admitted to having been the operator of the suspect motor vehicle, a 2006 Red Chevrolet Cobalt Massachusetts registration 698ES6. The suspect vehicle was located in the rear parking area of 301 Union Street where Ari Cunard resides. Ari Cunard was booked for the above listed offenses and held in the Franklin Station until released on bail for appearance in the Wrentham District Court on Wednesday the 4th of August.

Updated: 8/8/10
Boston Herald says Ari has a record:


Note: The police officers working on details are working on their own personal time earning extra money and money for Franklin. Franklin charges the contractors for the detail services which covers the cost of the police officers time, plus. This information has been confirmed in prior budget meeting discussions with police and town personnel.

Franklin, MA

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

King St and I495 Construction

From the MassHighway website, this is the project description for the I495 and King St intersection construction work underway.

This is a safety and traffic improvements project. It extends along King Street from Union Street to Upper Union Street and also includes Upper Union Street from King Street to Constitution Boulevard and all four I-495 ramps at King Street. It involves roadway improvements as well as intersection signalization improvements.

Project includes widening of King Street to provide two lanes in each direction with left and right turning lanes at appropriate locations; widening and realignment of Upper Union Street to make Constitution Boulevard the major traffic movement; upgrading the signals at the King and Upper Union Street intersection and providing two left turn lanes from King Street onto Upper Union Street.

New signals will be installed at the intersections of I-495 southbound and northbound ramps, and the signals at the King and Union Street intersection will be upgraded. The signals along King Street will be synchronized to provide better traffic flow along King Street.

Existing concrete pavement will be removed from all four I-495 ramps and ramps will be reconstructed with full depth asphalt pavement. In addition, project involves drainage improvements, curbing, new sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, pavement markings, signing, landscaping, a closed circuit television camera for traffic monitoring on I-495, and other incidental work. This project will require temporary and permanent easements for its implementation.
You can find this on the MassHighway web site here. Select Franklin to see the current project status. Project 602962. By the way, it also shows completed projects.

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