SHIRLEY -- Catacunemaug Road will be closed for bridge repairs for up to 10 days, starting on Monday, Oct. 15.

No motor vehicles except emergency vehicles -- fire, police and ambulance -- will be allowed to pass until the repairs are complete.

Detour signs will be posted, showing other routes to Shirley Center Common and to PJ Keating via Reservoir Road, adding about 20 minutes to driving time in either direction.

-- M.E. Jones