By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The Milford Board of Selectmen will meet tonight and will get an update on a proposed roadway
project, to improve traffic safety along a stretch of Route 16 (Main Street) from Water Street to the intersection at Prospect Street (Route 140). Reconstruction of the roadway will include new curbing, pavement and sidewalks will be compliant with the American Disabilities Act, have designated bike lanes and drainage upgrades. The approximately $3.2 million construction project will extend into the town of Hopedale, with major upgrades to the Route 16/Route 140 intersection, adjacent to the Milford Regional Medical Center. The intersection will be substantially widened, with additional turning lanes and the installation of a new modern traffic light system, work that’s expected to begin this fall. Milford Selectmen will also present a citation tonight, to Milford resident William Welch who recently retired after working in the Massachusetts Senate Clerk’s Office since 1973 guiding the office and Senate as Clerk since 2003. Welch was the official parliamentarian of the Senate and presided over the joint sessions with the House. Welch was voted unanimously by the Senate making him the permanent clerk, after being nominated by former State Senator Richard Moore of Uxbridge.