IPSWICH – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced that construction is underway for the $850,000 resurfacing project on Route 133/1A in Ipswich.
“Resurfacing heavily travelled roadways like this stretch of Route 133/1A is always a smart way to invest to improve the safety and efficiency of our transportation network,” MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola said. “I’m glad to see this project is underway as it will improve conditions for Ipswich, its residents and all motorists that come through this area.”
In addition to resurfacing the roadway from Paradise Road to Kimball Avenue, the project’s work will consist of sidewalk repair, accessible ramp construction and storm water management measures. The design features narrower travel lanes to allow for wider shoulder areas to better accommodate bicycle travel.
"It is imperative that our roads are maintained not only for cost savings in the future, but for public safety,” Representative Brad Hill said. "I look forward to working with the Department of Transportation until the completion of the resurfacing and I am glad they have made this important project a priority."
“Route 133/1A is an important roadway for Ipswich and our region, and we need to keep it in good condition for the residents, businesses and visitors who depend on it every day,” Senator Bruce Tarr said. “The decision to resurface it is a good one, and I hope we can all continue to work together to maximize the benefits of this project.”
Newport Construction Corporation was awarded the contract and anticipates making significant progress by November with MassDOT reporting the project is targeted for completion next May.