Starting on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 a roadway closure and detour will be implemented on Whipple Road as part of the Whipple Road Water Main Replacement Project. Whipple Road is to be closed between the French Street and Rogers Street intersections and will be detoured during construction hours only (typically 7:00AM to 3:30PM) on Monday to Friday. Traffic will be detoured in both directions utilizing French Street, North Billerica Road, and Rogers Street as a detour route. Residents that live within the closed portion of Whipple Road will be able to bypass the roadway closure to get to and from their residences. Depending on where the construction work zone is located each day, residents will need to access their houses from either the French Street or Rogers Street end of Whipple Road. This construction work is planned to start at the French Street intersection and will progress south towards Rogers Street. Traffic Control Officers will be on-site to direct traffic and detour signs will be posted along the detour route and at side streets within the roadway closure area. This roadway closure and detour is anticipated to last approximately four to six weeks.
School Buses will not be impacted by these detours and will allowed to bypass the detour routes in order to pickup and drop-off students at their normal times and locations. Trash collection and mail/package delivery vehicles will also be allowed to bypass the roadway closure to access residences. Due to the tight turning radiuses along the detour route, tractor trailers will also be allowed to bypass the detour route.
Click here to view the detour map.
We apologize for the inconvenience and delays caused by these detours. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Stack at the Tewksbury DPW at 978-640-4440 x256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.