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Lane Closures on Route 3

November 13, 2018

CHELMSFORD -- Lanes on Route 3 will be closed overnight on two days next week as crews install new overhead signs.

The project, scheduled for Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, will affect southbound lanes on Route 3 between Route 40 and Route 4. Lane closures will be put in place between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with rolling road blocks utilized after midnight if necessary.

The plans are part of a $2.8 million state project to install variable message signs and Intelligent Transportation Systems components alongside highways.

-- CHRIS LISINSKI

Craft fair at Wilmington church

WILMINGTON -- The St. Thomas of Villanova’s annual craft fair is Saturday, Nov. 17, at the church, located at 216 Middlesex Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a variety of crafters from across New England, raffles, coffee, doughnuts and lunch. For more information, contact 978-658-9189.

-- KORI TUITT

Grant fosters medical innovation

LOWELL -- A new innovations center from the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center will pursue innovations in medical devices and health technology.

The program, titled the Center for Advancing Point-of-Care Technologies, comes from a partnership between UMass Lowell and UMass Medical School in Worcester. It will be boosted by a $7.9 million National Institutes of Health grant.

Breakthroughs pursued at the center will include sensors to track the level of medication in a patient’s blood and technologies that alert patients to key health changes in their lives. It will also serve as an incubator for startups that want to bring their ideas into development.

Those interested in being a part of the center should email M2D2@uml.edu .

-- CHRIS LISINSKI

Update on reopening of bridge

ANDOVER -- MassDOT announced the Tewksbury Street Bridge over the Pan Am Railroad in Andover was scheduled to reopen to traffic Friday, Nov. 9. However, the west side lane of the bridge will remain closed.

Only a single lane will be open to traffic. Portable traffic signals will alternate the one-way traffic.

-- KORI TUITT

High honor for Middlesex CC

Middlesex Community College has been ranked No. 5 in the state and No. 41 in the country on Washington Monthly’s 2018 list of Best 2-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.

“Serving adult learners is critical to the mission of the college,” said Philip Sisson, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs.

With more than 70 degree and certificate programs, and hundreds of noncredit courses, MCC can help students earn a degree, begin a Bachelor’s degree or upgrade your skills.

To learn more about MCC or to register, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu or call 800-818-3434. To view the list of Washington Monthly’s rankings, visit https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018college-guide .

-- SUN STAFF

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