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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Lord Overpass Redesign - New Traffic Pattern

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As of Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the traffic pattern through the Reconstruction of Thorndike Street (Lord Overpass) Construction Project has been altered to facilitate the next phase of construction. The major alterations include:

  • Starting at the Gallagher Terminal, traffic heading north on Thorndike Street will be directed straight into two new signalized intersections at Appleton Street and Middlesex Street
  • Summer Street will be opened to one-way traffic, accessible from Thorndike Street Northbound
  • Middlesex Street shall remain closed to through traffic between Canal Street and Thorndike Street
  • Starting at Fletcher Street, traffic heading south on Thorndike Street shall be re-routed into two new signalized intersections at Appleton Street and Middlesex Street
  • Pedestrian access throughout the construction corridor shall be maintained via the highlighted  routes
  • During construction, traffic may be required to travel on non-paved portions of roadway
  • Reduced lanes/ daily lane closures are to be expected during working hours

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The Lord Overpass Redesign is a high impact project that will replace obsolete infrastructure built in 1959, improve traffic flow, and create a new gateway to the City of Lowell. For more information about the project, click here

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