Stevens Street Detour

For the next few weeks there will be a major disruption of traffic in the Highlands as Stevens Street from the intersection with Parker (at St Margarets School) to the intersection with Chelmsford Street (at Cross Point) will be closed to traffic from 7 am to 5 pm. The blockage will begin on this coming Tuesday, July 6, and will extend until Friday, July 23. The closure is being publicized by two flashing signboards at either end of the work site. Hopefully, this will be the final phase in the road work that has disrupted traffic in the Highlands for the past couple of years. (Although to be fair to our neighbors north of the river, the disruptions we’ve endured are nothing compared to the inconvenience of a bridge closing). Knowing the Highlands as I do, the Stevens Street detour will have a substantial impact on other major roads in the area including Parker, Chelmsford and Stedman Streets.

3 Responses to Stevens Street Detour

  1. Jason says:

    This will have a significant impact on emergency response times as Stevens is a major artery through the neighborhood. Hope the powers that be take notice.

  2. JoeS says:

    Uh oh, that is a major thoroughfare. We should probably expect the intersection of Plain street and Chelmsford street to become overstressed until drivers explore alternate routes through the side streets indirectly connecting Parker street to Chelmsford street.

  3. Nate Tenczar says:

    This is going to make living in the Highlands more miserable than last summer.