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MassDOT is announcing work to permanently reverse the directions of Harding and Millbury Streets between Kelley Square and Arwick Avenue. On-street parking on Harding and Millbury Streets will be prohibited beginning on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m.

  • MassDOT will work with the City of Worcester and Worcester’s Police Department to identify any vehicles left on the streets after 7 p.m. to avoid towing though any vehicle for which an owner cannot be found will be subject to tow.
  • Harding and Millbury Streets will remain open to traffic as will all off-street parking lots up until 2 a.m. on May 6 when the reversal begins. Parking for displaced vehicles will be available at the Meade Street lot across from the Worcester Inspectional Services Department. Vehicles will need to be removed once the reversal is complete.
  • During the reversal, Harding and Millbury Streets will be detoured.
  • The reversal will be completed at 5 a.m., Wednesday, May 6. The roads will reopen with appropriate signage, pavement markings, and signals in place. Following the reversal, Harding Street will carry traffic towards Kelley Square while Millbury Street will carry traffic towards Arwick Avenue.

 

The reversal of Harding and Millbury Streets was developed through an intensive community planning process associated with the Kelley Square Improvements undertaken by MassDOT during 2018 and 2019.  The reversal allows installation of the modified roundabout in Kelley Square while ensuring that traffic from the south can still access the Square itself as well as destinations along Green Street, Madison Street and further to the north, while directing southbound traffic past the many businesses on Millbury Street.  The modified roundabout itself will help calm and direct traffic within Kelley Square while improving conditions for cyclists and pedestrians.

For more information about the project, please visit the project website. The project team can be contacted at kelleysqproj.worcester@dot.state.ma.us. A hotline is staffed during all work hours and is available in English, Spanish, and Polish. To reach the hotline please call 866-815-9749.

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution.

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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