Safe Routes to School Roadwork Begins Next Week: Great Road at Mudge Way

The trees along Mudge Way will be well-protected against construction damage when the Safe Routes to School project begins on April 24 – Image (c) JMcCT, 2017 all rights reserved

Submitted by the Bedford Department of Public Works

Roadway construction for the Safe Routes to School project is scheduled to begin the week of April 24th.

The project includes a new traffic control signal at the Mudge Way/Great Road intersection with new sidewalks and designated bike lanes to the Jenks Trail. The Jenks Trail which runs in front of the Library and High School will be reconstructed to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

At the southerly end of the Jenks Trail, pedestrians and bicyclists will cross the driveway with a new marked crosswalk and continue to the Middle School over an improved pathway.  There will also be a formal crossing between the Tot Lot and the sidewalk to the Bedford Library.

The contractor for the project is J.Tropeano, Inc. and is being funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Click here to see a multi-page, scalable PDF of the final TEC/MassDOT plans.

The initial construction which will last approximately two weeks includes drainage, curbing and roadway improvements at the Mudge Way/Great Road intersection and will affect traffic through the area.

Police details will be on site for traffic control, bus departures and pedestrian crossings.  Normal work hours will be weekdays, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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