Active Construction & Roads Program

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.

Learn more

Interested in learning how the Town's roadways are prioritized? Watch this overview from the Spring 2020 Town Meeting and follow along with this presentation.

Road moratorium

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.

Non-DPW Construction

Hear More

Learn about proposed construction projects in this May 24, 2021 presentation to the Town Council.