The city is expected to start revitalization work in the downtown Main Street area Friday night, according to the city's updated construction plan.
Starting at 7 p.m., the Department of Public Works will begin the grinding of road pavement at East Foster Street from Main Street to Dell Avenue, according to the plan. At 9 p.m., grinding of road pavement will begin on Main Street between Wyoming Avenue and Grove Street, the plan notes.
At midnight, the DPW will start grinding the road pavement at Main Street throughout balance of work site from Grove Street to Upham Street, according to the plan.
What about the weekend?
Main Street will be fully accessible, as there is no construction work planned for Saturday and Sunday.
When will work resume?
At 7 a.m. Monday and through the day Tuesday, sidewalk and curbing work will begin at the intersections of Main and Grove, Main and Lynde, Main and Foster and Main and Upham Streets, according to the plan.
"Work will also take place at existing mid-black crosswalks located between Upham and Foster and between Foster and Grove and at driveway entrances to Faulkner Place, Larrabee Place and Eastman Place," reads the plan. "Parking restrictions will be in place at these locations. Traffic detours are not planned for this work shift. Municipal parking lots will be accessible from entrances and exits along Foster, Grove and Myrtle Street."
Future project updates
The city will distribute an update notice on Monday outlining work for the rest of the week, accoding to the plan.
The city will be posting updates on the project on the city website, according to Mayor Rob Dolan's blog. For more information, or to discuss a specific concern, contact the Engineering Office of Public Works at 781-979-4178. To reach DPW personnel after hours, call the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212 and calls will be returned within 15 minutes, the blog noted.