Sewer main installation continues to progress across multiple locations, including on Phinney’s Lane from Huckins Neck Road to Longview Drive, on Phinney’s Lane from Route 28 to Great Marsh Road as well as on Strawberry Hill Road between Route 28 and Wequaquet Lane.

As construction develops, traffic management plans are adapting to support a safe working environment, while also addressing local traffic needs. While formal road closures and posted detours shift with construction, all closed roadways will continue to remain open to resident traffic only.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

During the week of Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23, 2022, horizontal directional drilling will be used for pipe installation at the intersection of Route 28 and Strawberry Hill Road. Strawberry Hill Road, from West Main Street to Route 28 and from Route 28 to Wequaquet Lane, will be closed to accommodate this work, as shown in Figure 1 below. All roadways will remain open to resident traffic only and access to businesses will be maintained. Motorists should expect delays.

Construction equipment will be mobilizing daily, surrounding the intersection. Motorists should expect delays. Formal road closure and posted detours will be in place, along with police details to assist in directing traffic. Some areas with unfinished road conditions will require the use of steel plates. As always, please slow down and use extreme caution when traveling through the road construction areas, and follow posted safety and detour signs.

Temporary Traffic Pattern Modifications, December 19-December 23

Figure 1: Temporary Traffic Pattern Modifications, December 19 – December 23

Gravity Sewer and Sewer Lateral Installation

Upon completion of the horizontal directional drilling operation, gravity sewer and sewer lateral installation will follow, resulting in additional traffic management. This portion of the Strawberry Hill Road Sewer Expansion Project construction is expected to be completed by mid-January 2023, weather pending.

If you have any questions or wish to receive project updates, please contact Michael Tieu, P.E., Assistant Town Engineer, at the Department of Public Works at 508-790-6400 or


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