Ayer Library

2020-2022 East Main Street Construction

Library Access During East Main Street Construction

Construction work on East Main Street between  is scheduled for April through November of 2021.  Construction activity will take place mainly between the hours of 7 AM and 3 PM during the week, and there may be periods of time when access to the Ayer Library may be difficult if not impossible.

We will do our best to announce in advance when the Library’s parking lot or the Library itself will be inaccessible but we rely on MassDOT to inform us either directly or through the Ayer DPW.  Please call us directly at (978) 772-8250 before you travel to the Library if you have questions about access.

Alternate Parking

If construction activity blocks access to the Library’s parking lot, library patrons are welcome to park at the Ayer District Court parking lots on School Street and Prospect Street.  You may park in any space designated for visitors without need to notify anyone at the Courthouse.

July 2, 2021 Construction Update

The following work is anticipated starting Tuesday July 6th:

The contractor, PJ Albert will be removing the sidewalk pavement and replacing it with compacted gravel until they are ready for the final grading and new cement concrete sidewalks to be installed.

During construction, there will be a useable sidewalk on one side of the road and sidewalks in the work zone should be passable at the end of each day. Some sections of sidewalk will be closed during work hours and pedestrian detour “cross here” signs will be placed to direct pedestrians.

The work will be from Maple Street toward the bridge at Main Street on the north side (Library side) of the road and then from the Bridge to Maple Street on the south side ( Court House side) of the road.  The Contractor will then remove and regrade sidewalks from East Street to Maple Street They will also begin installing granite curbing beginning on July 12.

Alternating one way traffic and detours will be setup as necessary and detail officers will be onsite to direct traffic. Local access will be allowed at all times.


June 29, 2021 Construction Update

Paving between Maple Street and East Street will be done on Wednesday June 30 and Thursday July 1.  In order to complete this work quickly and before the Holiday weekend, work will begin at 5 AM and the road will be closed to through traffic on both days. A detour in both directions will be clearly marked on Columbia Street, Central Avenue and Sandy Pond Road.

The road will be open to local traffic, the Ayer Library, Pirone Park and Ayer District Court.

There will be traffic delays and detours. Seek alternative routes. Police details will be onsite to direct traffic and detour signage is in place.


June 17, 2021 Construction Update

The Ayer Library will be closed on Tuesday, June 22 due to paving work.

We expect to reopen on Wednesday, weather permitting.  If it rains on Tuesday, paving may be delayed until Wednesday.  Please call before traveling to the Library to confirm that we are open if there’s any question about the weather.


June 8, 2021 Construction Update

Removal of pavement from Elm Street to Maple Street will be done on June 9 and 10.

The road will be regraded and will be repaved beginning on June 21.

During this work the road surface will be rough and uneven.

After paving, the contractor will begin installing curbing and sidewalks in early July.

There will be traffic delays and detours. Seek alternative routes.

Police details will be onsite to direct traffic and detour signage is in place.

During construction, there will be varying road conditions. Please travel with caution.

This project is being managed by MassDOT and the Ayer DPW will be providing construction updates to provide work status and traffic impacts.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-772-8240.

General Information about the Project


Mass DOT Project 607902

The project includes reclamation of East Main Street, from Harvard Road to Main Street, a distance of 0.5 miles. Additional work includes sidewalk reconstruction, upgrades to the drainage system, minor intersection improvements, updated signs, and streetscape improvements.


Highway District 3 Office

Barry Lorion, District Highway Director

499 Plantation Parkway

Worcester, MA 01605

(857) 368-3000

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    Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
    Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
    Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
    Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
    Closed Sunday and Monday

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    Ayer, MA 01432