Town of Saugus Secures MassDOT Funding for Paving Operations

Town of Saugus Secures MassDOT Funding for Paving Operations

Improvement projects on Water Street and Walnut Street scheduled to commence on April 8, 2024

(Saugus, MA) March 20, 2024 - The Town of Saugus is pleased to announce it has secured funding from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to carry out essential paving operations on Water Street and sections of Walnut Street. This infrastructure investment will improve the quality and safety of the roadways.

Commencing on April 8, 2024, the paving work will include milling and overlay work on all of Water Street and select segments of Walnut Street, specifically from Water Street to Route 1 and Central Street to Elm Street. The timing and sequencing of the work is intended to ensure efficient project completion while minimizing inconvenience to residents and businesses.

Additionally, the Town will utilize its own funding sources to pave Walnut Street from Water Street to the Lynnfield Town line, work that will include milling and overlay paving. By synchronizing these two separately funded projects, the town will both optimize the use of state funding assistance and streamline the projects’ timelines.

Throughout the duration of construction, residents and businesses are advised of potential parking restrictions within the designated work zones. To facilitate the smooth progression of the project, traffic detours will be implemented as necessary.

"We extend our thanks to residents and businesses of Saugus for their patience and cooperation during this important improvement project," said Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree, Esq.  “Thank you to the MassDOT for this much for this much needed project and the funding.”

The anticipated completion date for the project is the end of April 2024, contingent upon weather conditions. Should members of the community have any inquiries or require further information, they are encouraged to contact the Saugus Department of Public Works at 781-231-4143.