Update:  MassDOT has announced that work scheduled to begin June 6th in Lakeville for the Southcoast Rail Project has been postponed.  An update on the work schedule will be announced next week.

(Original story)

MassDOT's Contractor will perform culvert repair work in Lakeville on the New Bedford Main Line branch of the Phase 1 corridor south of Howland Road in Lakeville and north of the Chace Road Grade Crossing in Freetown beginning at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019 and continuing 24 hours a day through 5 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Construction access will be via rail from behind 65 Chace Road. All work will be performed on the railroad corridor. Material and equipment staging will also be located at the Myricks Street grade crossing in Berkley and equipment will also cross the Malbone Street grade crossing in Lakeville throughout the construction period. 

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. There will be activity at the grade crossings at Chace Road in Freetown, Myricks Street in Berkley, and Malbone Street in Lakeville. 

While the project will seek to minimize construction-related impacts to communities, noise and work lights located along the right-of-way will occur.

Work on the Culvert Replacement Project is anticipated to be completed by January 2020.

Infomation from MassDOT

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