Waldingfield Road in Ipswich will be closed to traffic between Highland Street in Hamilton and County Road (Route 1A) in Ipswich starting on Monday, Aug. 26 so that repairs can be made to the bridge over the MBTA railroad tracks.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced this week that the closure is scheduled to last through Wednesday, Nov. 20. The project will involve rehabilitation of the Waldingfield Road Bridge.
Waldingfield Road will be open from the west to abutters only between Highland Street and the bridge, and from the east to abutters only from County Road (Route 1A) to the Waldingfield Road Bridge.
The following detour routes will be in place: Eastbound traffic will be detoured north onto Highland Street in Hamilton, which becomes Mill Road in Ipswich, right to Topsfield Road which becomes Market Street, and then right to South Main Street which becomes County Road (Route 1A).
Westbound traffic will be detoured at County Road (Route 1A) in Ipswich, left onto South Main Street, left onto Market Street which becomes Topsfield Road, and then left onto Mill Road which becomes Highland Street in Hamilton.
Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed and use caution, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Appropriate signs, police details and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.