South Shore: Major roadwork to begin on Rte. 3 between Braintree and Weymouth

Part of Rte. 3 on the South Shore is about to become a construction zone, as a $12 million project to resurface the road and repair several bridges is poised to begin.

The work will be done on a four-mile stretch on both sides between Union St. in Braintree to Rte. 18 in Weymouth.

MassDOT spokesman Mike Verseckes told WATD the renovation will begin right after Labor Day, mainly between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., to minimize the effect on traffic.

The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2015.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.