The following information was supplied by the Westwood Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Westwood Police responded to a two-car accident last Friday, after two cars collided on the off-ramp of Rte. 128 on High Street. The accident occurred near the new one-lane configuration on High Street, which is due to the Massachusetts Highway Department's Add-A-Lane project, which recently required the installation of stop signs on the off ramps to replace previous yield signs. The driver of a 2002 Ford, driven by a 48-year-old Westwood woman, hit a 2007 Nissan, which was stopped on the off ramp waiting to enter High Street. No injures occurred during the accident and neither car was towed, police said.
The work is part of a MassDOT project.
Residents passing in and out of Westwood on High Street/Rte. 109 may have noticed some increasing road work near the Rte. 128/I-95 on ramps as of late. The work is part of the Massachusetts Highway Department's Add-a-Lane project, and entails replacing the bridge on the overpass between Westwood and Dedham. "There's been daily lane closures to support roadway widening adjacent to Rte. 109," said Mike Verseckes, a spokesperson for state Department of Transportation. "The bridges are scheduled for replacement in 2012." Currently, Rte. 109 eastbound, heading into Dedham, has been narrowed to one lane while the road work ensues. Both Rte. 128 on and off ramps heading northbound and southbound are both accessible. The work, Verseckes, is …