Thursday, June 30, 2022

Advisory: Ipswich Daytime Lane Closures Scheduled on Route 133 (Essex Road)

The closures are scheduled for weekdays, Monday through Friday, from Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 15 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

No work on Monday, July 4 

IPSWICH – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing it will be implementing daily lane closures on Route 133 between Route 1A and the Ipswich/Essex Town Line in the Ipswich. The lane closures will be implemented Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow crews to conduct maintenance resurfacing operations safely and effectively. In observance of the holiday, no work on Monday, July 4. The work will primarily consist of micro resurfacing of the existing pavement, including utility structure adjustments and pavement marking improvements. This pavement preservation work is being done under a District-Wide Pavement Preservation and Repair contract with Sealcoating, Inc as the prime contractor. The estimated value of this work assignment is approximately $350,000. The anticipated completion date for all work is July 15, 2022 for all related work. Two-way traffic will be maintained for much of the related work. Roadway detours are anticipated for at least two days within the above time frame. 

Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area and all detour routes. The schedule for this work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. 

Drivers who are traveling through the area should reduce speed and use caution.