South Coast Rail Construction Begins Thursday
MassDOT's Contractor will perform work in Freetown on the New Bedford Main Line branch of the Phase 1 corridor south of Chace Road and north of Braley Road beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, and continuing 24 hours per day through 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 14.
Construction access will be via rail from behind 65 Chace Road at the laydown area where the contractor is staging materials and equipment. Additional material, equipment staging and access will be located at the Braley Road grade crossing in Freetown. Equipment will also use the Chace Road grade crossing in Freetown throughout the construction period. All work will be performed on the railroad corridor.
This work will be disruptive to local residents. Crews will be using various pieces of heavy equipment and trucks along the railroad right-of-way throughout the construction period.
While the project will seek to minimize construction-related impacts to communities, noise will be generated and work lights will be used along the right-of-way.
MassDOT's Contractor is also continuing to perform work in New Bedford at the Tarkiln Hill Road grade crossing on the New Bedford Main Line branch of the Phase 1 corridor. During the next two weeks, this work is expected to include installation of a drainage swale and removal of stockpiled soil for disposal. Work will be performed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained through all roadway work zones and access to local businesses will not be impacted.
Work on the Culvert Replacement Project and in the vicinity of the Tarkiln Hill Road Grade Crossing is anticipated to be completed by January 2020.
For more information:
- Visit the project website, www.mass.gov/southcoastrail
- If you have questions, please email the project team: SouthCoastRail@dot.state.ma.us
- Encourage family and neighbors to sign up for informational emails on the website
- Follow @MassDOT and the #SouthCoastRail hashtag on Twitter
Information from MassDOT