Pumpkin Harbor Road in Cambridge should reopen to traffic during the day beginning next week. Drivers on the road can still expect delays, though, as work will continue into the fall to raise the road level above normal floodwater levels.
Culvert replacement along much of Pumpkin Harbor Road is expected to wrap up by Friday, according to Town Administrator Marguerite Ladd. The road was closed July 29 for the culvert work; once that’s done, the road should be opened during the workday.
Next week Pike Industries plans to begin reclaiming the road, part of the process of raising it up. Ladd said the contractor hopes to keep one lane open, with alternating one-way traffic.
The road will be repaved once it has been lifted above the typical floodline in the area. One last culvert near the bottom of Bartlett Hill Road still needs to be replaced, and new guardrails will be installed and the road shoulders stabilized.