somervillelogoIn cooperation with the City of Somerville, Tufts University is conducting work at the intersection of Packard Avenue and Powder House Boulevard to improve pedestrian safety infrastructure. The project, which entails the expansion of the sidewalks at each of the four corners of the intersection, will necessitate the temporary closure of the intersection on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Detours will be in place during these hours, as follows:

  • Powder House Blvd. westbound will be closed at Burnham Street. Traffic will be detoured onto Burnham St. and onto Broadway to Packard Ave.
  • Powder House Blvd. eastbound will be closed at Burnham Street. Traffic will be detoured onto Packard Ave. to Broadway and then to the Powder House Rotary.

Police details will be present during all construction to aid in traffic flow and project safety.

For additional information during normal working hours about this project, please contact Barbara Rubel, Director of Community Relations at Tufts, at 617 627-3780.  For after hours safety concerns about the site itself, please contact Tufts University Police at 617 627-3030.

This project is being fully funded by Tufts University.

 – press release from City of Somerville


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