Officials say a busy intersection near Boston is closed after engineers deemed an old Social Security office building under construction unsafe.
The City of Somerville issued a statement Monday saying the facade of the building at 240 Elm St. in Davis Square is receiving structural work. Elm St. between Dover St. and Russell St. will be closed to all cars and there will be no access for pedestrians between Chester St. and Grove St. until further notice.
Business owners and the public will be kept informed in real time on the situation.
The following detours and traffic pattern changes will be in place.
· Highland Avenue between College Avenue and Grove Street will be temporarily converted to accommodate two-way traffic.
· Vehicles traveling east on Holland Street may take a right onto Dover Street, or continue onto Highland Avenue.
· Vehicles traveling west on Highland Avenue may continue onto Holland Street, or right onto College Avenue. Cars will not be permitted to turn left onto Dover Street.
· Vehicles traveling into Davis Square on College Avenue may only right onto Holland Street. Cars will not be permitted to travel straight onto Dover Street nor take a left turn onto Highland Avenue.
MBTA buses that normally stop at Elm Street and Chester Street-Routes 87, 88, 89, 90, 94, and 96-will stop in front of the Citizens Bank building at 212 Elm St.
A Dunkin' Donuts that had been open within the building during construction was closed as of Monday.
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