Thursday, December 20, 2012
Morning commuters on Middlesex Turnpike saw a wild scene this morning after a lumber truck spilled its contents.
Members of the Massachusetts State Police are investigating how and why a truck lost its load of lumber on the ramp from Route 3 south to Route 128 at about 7:24 a.m. this morning, Boston.com reports. Police said the lumber, which tumbled onto the roadway, slowed but did not stop traffic during the morning rush. No injuries were reported in the incident. The State Police truck team is handling the investigation. Did anyone get any pictures of the lumber accident? We'd love to have them. Please upload pictures to this story by hitting the "Add Photos" button or email them to Richard.Hosford@Patch.com. Thanks.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The grant will fund work on Middlesex Turnpike to help mitigate the traffic that will be created by the relocation of the Keurig headquarters to town.
Burlington has been awarded a $1 million grant from the state for roadwork improvements on Middlesex Turnpike. According to a release from Gov. Deval Patrick's office, the MassWorks grant will be used to support roadway improvements to Middlesex Turnpike, Second Avenue and South Avenue to support the consolidation of Keurig Company’s current Massachusetts workforce to its new site. According to the Patrick-Murray Administration a total of $38 million for 26 new MassWorks Infrastructure Program grants were announced to support economic development and housing creation throughout the Commonwealth. "Through these grants, the Patrick-Murray Administration will partner with cities and towns to make targeted investments in infrastructure such as…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Police arrested Jason Jewett on a charge of unarmed robbery following the incident.
Burlington Police responded to a bank robbery on Middlesex Turnpike that led to the suspect being arrested in Chelmsford after a chase. According to the Burlington Police Department, at 2:54 p.m. today Burlington Police responded to the Citizens Bank at 248 Middlesex Turnpike for a reported bank robbery. According to the department, officers responded and immediately made contact with an eye witness who provided valuable information on the suspect, the getaway vehicle and the direction of travel. This information was passed on to area departments and within minutes officers spotted the suspect vehicle. For up-to-the minute updates on this story and others, Sign up for Burlington Patch’s daily newsletter, “like” us on Facebook and “…
Monday, July 23, 2012
A look at what is happening with Burlington's roads from the Town Engineer.
Burlington's Department of Public Works has multiple projects underway that will affect traffic this week. Town Engineer Thomas Hayes provided the following list of projects and which streets they will affect and how. What's happening today, July 23: Middlesex Turnpike Tri‐Town Project/MITRE Link Terrace Hall Pump Station Renovation South Bedford Street Main Replacement Pavement Management 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A portion of the turnpike on the Burlington and Bedford line will be restricted and detours will be set up starting next Monday morning.
There will be some big changes to the traffic-flow on Middlesex Turnpike on the Burlington and Bedford line starting next week. According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT), starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 23 and continuing thereafter, the section of Middlesex Turnpike from Plank Street in Bedford to Route 62 (Bedford Street) in Burlington will be restricted to southbound travel to allow work crews to complete roadway reconstruction operations. South in this case means the turnpike will be one-way for people coming into Burlington and drivers leaving town will be diverted. (If you see our map on the right of this article the section in question is between the two stars) According to a release from MassDOT, drivers …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A letter to the editor from Town Meeting member Jim Patterson, owner of Static Clean International, Inc.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor: To the Editor: As a forty-seven year resident of the Burlington community, a Town Meeting Member and owner of a Burlington based business, I write today to express my support for the Gutierrez Company’s proposal to rezone the Canyon site and to implement long overdue traffic improvements to the Middlesex Turnpike corridor. My business (Static Clean International, Inc.) is located at 15 Adams Street in Burlington. I live roughly two and a half miles from my business and yet on a routine basis I have to travel more than seven miles and through two neighboring communities (Bedford and Lexington) to cut down the amount of time I spend driving to or from my office. This section of Middlesex Turnpike …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Expect delays on Middlesex Turnpike.
Updated 12:45 p.m. Burlington Patch was just on scene at Middlesex Commons. Power is still out and according to one worker they were told power may be out for hours as NSTAR attempts to restore power. Power is also out in the Adams Street area of Middlesex Turnpike and traffic lights are out. Traffic is moving slowly but is progressing. Original Story: Burlington Police have confirmed that an accident on Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington this morning has caused a section of the corridor to be closed and localized power outages. According to one report NH Traffic Cams eAlerts, the accident was caused by a tractor trailer that struck utility wires and a transformer and that the turnpike is closed from Adams Street to the entrance of Route…
Friday, January 6, 2012
Burlington and Lexington residents attended last night's Burlington Planning Board meeting to listen to Target presentation and express their thoughts.
There was a packed room at last night's Burlington Planning Board meeting as residents of Burlington and Lexington came out to express their worries concerning a proposed Target off of Wheeler Road in the area of Middlesex Turnpike and Route 128 (I-95). The discussion on the project began with presentations by the Gutierrez Company, the entity looking to purchase the area of land under consideration from the state and from a representative of Target, the company that would, if the project moves forward, purchase a piece of the 15.3-acre parcel for a store location. Gutierrez Managing Director of Commercial Development Scott Weiss began by outlining the proposed traffic remediation plan Gutierrez has made part of the agreement with the town…
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Gutierrez Company is looking to sell a piece of land to Target for a new store off of Wheeler Road near Middlesex Turnpike and Route 128.
The Gutierrez Company attended a Planning Board Sub-Committee meeting last week to discuss traffic plans for the proposed Target project off of Wheeler Road in the "Canyon site" and this week Burlington Patch sat down with the company's Managing Director of Commercial Development Scott Weiss for more details. The background on the project is that in the fall of 2010 the Gutierrez Company entered an agreement to potentially purchase the 15.3 acre piece of state-owned land that located adjacent to Wheeler Road and near the Middlesex Turnpike (see map at right) from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, often referred to as the Canyon Site. Gutierrez determined the piece of land would be ideal for a retail location eventually began …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A list of projects underway and which streets and roads will be closed during the week of June 6
Burlington's Department of Public Works has multiple projects underway that will affect traffic this week. Town Engineer Thomas Hayes provided the following list of projects and which streets they will affect and how. Week of June 6, 2011 Project: Third Ave / Middlesex Turnpike Reconstruction Effects: Project: Terrace Hall Pump Station Renovation Effects: Project: Francis Wyman Water Main Replacement Effects: