Friday, September 6, 2019
Route 1- Roadway Paving
Weekend Work Friday evening, September 6 to Monday morning, September 9
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that roadway paving operations will commence on Route 1 (Newburyport Turnpike) both northbound and southbound from the Old Right Road in Ipswich to Haverhill Street (Route 133) in Rowley.
Paving Operations will consist of five consecutive shifts beginning on Friday evening, September 6, at 8:00 p.m. and will be completed by Monday morning, September 9, at 5:00 a.m. The work schedule is as follows:
Shift 1 Old Right Road-Country Club Way (SB) 9/6/19-Fri. 8:00 PM 9/7/19-Sat. 6:00 AM
Shift 2 Old Right Road-Country Club Way (NB) 9/7/19-Sat. 6:30 AM
Shift 3 Country Club Way- Route 133 (SB) 9/7/19-Sat. 7:00 PM 9/8/19-Sun. 6:00 AM
Shift 4 Country Club Way- 320 Turnpike, Rowley (NB) 9/8/19 Sun. 6:30 AM
Shift 5 Route 133 (NB) - 320 Turnpike, Rowley (SB) 9/8/19-Sun. 7:00 PM 9/9/19-Mon 5:00 AM One lane of travel for northbound traffic will remain open at all times. Southbound travel will be detoured as follows: Topsfield/Ipswich Town Line to Linebrook Road. Southbound traffic on Route 1 will be detoured westerly onto Linebrook Road, and using local roads will be directed back to Route 1 by way of Ipswich Road. Linebrook Road. to Haverhill Street (Route 133, Rowley) Southbound traffic on Route 1 will be detoured easterly on to Route 133, and using local roads will be directed back to Route 1 by way of Linebrook Road.
The work is being conducted as part of a $3.8 million project to resurface and perform other related work along approximately 5.5 miles of roadway for this section of Route 1. Police details will be used to direct traffic on Route 1 and the affected intersections along with appropriate signage during the paving operations. Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.