From the city of Lowell’s website (see diagram at link):
The Contractor will need to implement Stage 1 and Stage 2 Detours at Central/Market/Prescott Intersection beginning on Wednesday July 7th at 7:00AM through Thursday July 8th at 9:00AM. This detour is necessary to finish paving the roadway surface through the entire intersection. All paving is expected to be completed by Thursday July 8th at 9:00AM. Please make note of the detour and inform customers, deliveries, visitors. Police details will be posted to help direct traffic during this period.
I bet many downtown travelers hope the “all paving will be finished by 9 am on Thursday” part of this notice is accurate. I’ve had to drive downtown several times, but warned of the traffic tie-ups caused by this project, I took circuitous routes through the Acre and upper Merrimack Street. So far, I’ve been minimally inconvenienced. Others have not been so lucky. “Avoid driving downtown at all costs” was a phone call made and received yesterday and today by many folks I know. Let’s hope they stay on schedule.
UPDATE: Here’s a link to the Lowell Police Department blog with more info about construction related closures of Fr Morissette Blvd and Stevens Street.