Grove Street Reconstruction Project

NOTICEengMay 27, 2021

Grove Street Reconstruction Project


Preparation for the Grove Street Reconstruction Project will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021 and the construction is expected to start July 1, 2021. The limits of the work will be from the Needham Town Line to 51 Grove Street, which is slightly short of Spring Street. The length of the project is 1¼ mile long.

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A number of proposed improvements are included in the project. The Grove Street and Dover Road intersection will be realign so that Dover Road intersects Grove Street almost perpendicularly, requiring vehicles approaching Grove Street from Dover Road to perform a full stop before entering Grove Street.

Installation of granite and bituminous curbing, along with hot mix asphalt sidewalks, cement concrete wheelchair ramps to meet current ADA standards, modifications to the roadway drainage system, cross walks, and new signs. The roadway improvements will also include pavement milling and overlay and bicycle sharrow markings. The Town will construct a new sidewalk on the easterly side of Grove Street from Longmeadow Road to Beard Way

The work is being accomplish by Lorusso Corporation and their subcontractors, under the direction of the Town of Wellesley Department of Public Works.   

A majority of the construction work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Paving, milling and line-striping work will be performed between the hours of 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM sometime late summer or early fall. Police details will be onsite during the project to minimize impacts to traffic and other roadway functions. Two lane traffic will be maintained throughout the majority of the project, although, there may be lane closures and shifts to provide ample construction area for the contractor to perform the work. Night work will require roadway closures. For the safety of the roadway workers and to minimize traffic in the area, please consider using alternative routes during construction hours.  

The Department of Public Works will provide periodic updates to this project on the Town's home page (, under the “Government” menu, scroll and select “Public Works” and then “Projects” menu located on the upper left side.  We encourage anyone impacted by this project to sign up to receive Public Works Project Updates via email at  Sign in to subscribe by entering your email address, then go to News Flash and choose Grove Street Reconstruction Project. You are also encouraged to register for emergency alerts and traffic updates (email / text message) from the Wellesley Police Department.

It is our intent to minimize the disruption of your normal routines as best we can. If you have, any questions, at any time during the duration of the project, feel free to call the DPW Engineering Division at 781-235-7600.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.