NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Otis Street will be closed from Tomblin Hill Road to 160 Otis St. starting Thursday and continuing through the end of the day Sept. 13 due to ongoing sewer line construction.
According to the Northborough Department of Public Works, Metro Equipment Corp. is working to connect the town's sewer system to that of the Walmart at 200 Otis St., which is in the process of expanding. For more information about the project, check out the work summary here.
Otis Street has been a one-way street since July 18 because of the sewer project. However, unexpected interference with the town's existing drain line has forced the contractor to install the sewer in the middle of the road, according to DPW Director Dan Nason.
"It's been touch and go," Nason said. "They've been trying to keep it open the whole time."
During the closure, Otis Street will remain a two-way road between Tomblin Hill Road and Lawrence Street.
Police details will be positioned at the intersections with Tomblin Hill Road and Lawrence Street, as well as in front of 155B Otis St., to help facilitate traffic flow. According to the town, police will be notified that traffic heading to businesses on Otis Street should be allowed access.
All residents, employees and visitors to 97–107 Otis St. will only be able to access these buildings through Lawrence Street off of Route 9. Those traveling to 135–172 Otis St. will only be able to access those addresses through Otis Street off Route 9, and not through Lawrence Street or Tomblin Hill Road.