The goal of the Town’s annual roads program is to systematically improve the Town’s 88-mile roadway network to the industry acceptable standard. Roadway projects are prioritized for construction by the DPW’s roads management software. The software ranks a roadway project based on a Townwide condition assessment and the road's average daily traffic.
All roadway rehabilitation projects are coordinated with planned utility work by the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department (WMGLD), Public Works' Water and Sewer Division, National Grid/Eversource, and other providers. When appropriate, the DPW will implement improvements to roadway safety, ADA accessibility, sidewalks, and roadway drainage.
Current and proposed projects
View the active and scheduled projects on our interactive map.
You can also review which roadways are in a moratorium. This includes roads that have received full-width pavement treatment (reclaim, mill, overlay, etc). The road moratorium term is five full years after the year of construction. Excavation within streets under moratorium for any reason is prohibited. If a project involves a road currently under a moratorium, appeals should be made in writing to the Wakefield Town Engineer at 1 Lafayette Street, Wakefield, MA 01880.
- View information on National Grid's Woburn-to-Wakefield-Line Project and see construction updates.
- Stay up-to-date on Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department work
Learn about proposed construction projects in this May 24, 2021 presentation to the Town Council.