In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.
These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.
In today’s edition – Tuesday, June 1 - commuters can expect traffic delays today and throughout the week at the Plantation Street bridge, there are three days of mobile vaccine clinics this week, abatement works starts today on the old South High, Worcester Wares is moving back into their DCU Center location, and the WRTA is hosting a public meeting this week to discuss service changes starting in August.
Commuters can likely expect traffic delays near the Plantation Street bridge starting today -- Tuesday, June 1.
Construction work on the Plantation Street bridge deck will begin and traffic will be maintained with alternating single lane traffic.
Plantation Street paving will start Tuesday night starting at 8:00pm and continue until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. The area will be closed to traffic and a full detour will be implemented, according to the Worcester Police Department.
The road will also be closed on the night of June 7 to install the permanent pavement markings. A full detour will be set up for the duration of the work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
There are three mobile vaccine clinics scheduled this week in Worcester:
The City will also be announcing dates for vaccination clinics open to the public that will be held at Worcester Public Library and open to the general public for all individuals ages 12 and older.
Ahead of the demolition of the old South High School scheduled later this month, crews will begin abatement work on the inside of the building starting Tuesday,
According to Spectrum News 1, demolition of the old building is scheduled to start on June 21. The new $200 million South High is scheduled to open this fall.
The old South High building was built in 1978.
Worcester Wares -- the shop celebrating all thing Worcester -- is moving back into their original location at the DCU Center at 105 Commercial Street.
This location has been closed since last year. Worcester Wares' second location at the Worcester Public Market reopened on May 8 (508 Day).