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Anticipated Schedule for
June 5 - June 9, 2023
Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
Please Note: Inclement weather may affect project schedules.
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Last Updated: 6/5/2023
Eversource Gas is currently working on High St. to Carey St., they have completed the main relay and are currently working on side road connections. They continue to work on tying in the side streets, charging the main and service connections. Eversource anticipates completion with this phase by early to mid-June.
Eversource is planning milling and paving work on Highland Avenue between May St. and Great Plain Ave beginning Tuesday May 30th.
16" Water Main Replacement - Rosemary Street
This project is a continuation of a planned replacement of the 16" water main in Town. Former phases of this project were completed along Central Avenue, School Street, parts of Chestnut Street, and Oak Street. Upgrades to our infrastructure ensure that our services remain consistent and reliable.
Revoli Construction installed temporary bypass which was chlorinated, flushed and sampled. Next the temporary bypass will be hooked up and new 16” water main install will begin. Road detours are in effect during the day with traffic delays expected..
For more information on the project, visit the 16" Water Main Replacement - Rosemary Street webpage.
Lake Drive Pump Station
The Department of Public Works has contracted D’Alessandro Corporation to replace the existing sewer pump station at the end of Lake Drive. The majority of the construction will be limited to work on the cul-de-sac area; however, the project will involve trench work on Lake drive and the installation of a temporary force main sewer line while the new station is under construction. There will be no on-street parking during construction.
Construction continues and will be contained to the cu- de-sac area. Last week the old metal pump chamber was removed and new concrete structures were installed. New structures were filled for leak testing. No major traffic issues expected.
This work is weather dependent, and all digging will be back filled and paved weekly. We do not anticipate any interruption to the residents’ sewer services.
Central Avenue and Marked Tree Road Paving Restoration
The Department of Public Works, with contractor Revoli Construction, installed a new water main this past Fall from Marked Tree Road at High Rock Street to Central Avenue at Pine Street.
Revoli Construction milled Marked Tree Road and central Ave last week. Detours and traffic delays are expected during work on Central Ave. Revoli will continue with paving operations towards the end of the week, weather dependent.
Reconstruction of Wheelchair Access Ramps on Great Plain Ave from Warren St to Harris Ave and Harris Ave from Great Plain Ave to Eaton Rd.
Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 29th. Construction will primarily take place Monday – Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM. This project will take 2 to 3 weeks to complete.
A hired contractor (Fred DeRoma & Son) will reconstruct wheelchair access ramps at intersecting streets to conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
The work will include adjusting the radius granite curbing where required. Asphalt within the wheelchair ramp area will be removed and replaced with cement concrete with a detectable warning panel. Minor drainage improvements will be made to reduce standing water in the wheelchair ramp crossings.
It is important to identify private irrigation that is within two feet of Town property due to excavation.
Bridle Trail Road, Cutler Drive, and Cutler Road Paving
Highway Division personnel, as well as town-hired contractor (D&R Paving) will start preparing the streets ahead of final road paving. On Wednesday, May 24 between 7:00AM-4:00PM, D&R Paving will be adding a leveling course of pavement in areas to smooth out imperfections.
The week of May 29th, street castings (i.e. infrastructure that supports roadway items such as man-hole cover, water boxes, and catch basins) will be raised to be inline with the final paving treatment, and between May 31st and June 2nd the final paving will be completed.
Message boards will be placed around the construction zone and updated as the project progresses. All planned work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Water and Sewer Updates
Dwight Road Parking Lot is currently closed while the Water & Sewer Division investigates the existing stormwater drainpipes and catch basins in the parking lot area for needed repairs.
Water Service Renewals/Replacements
Needham DPW’s Water Sewer & Drain Division contractor, AD Paolini Construction, will continue water service renewals/replacements at various locations.
Needham-Newton Corridor Project
The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For questions or to report issues related to construction, please email the project team. You can sign up for project updates from DOT here. To find information about this project, please visit the project website.
MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.
Town Common Renovation Project
As the majority of the improvements to the Town Common have been completed as part of the Town Common Renovation Project, the Town is pleased to welcome back the community to enjoy this newly improved public space. For more information on the project, visit the Town Common Renovation webpage. The contractor on the project is M.J. Cataldo. The renovation is expected to be complete Spring 2023.
To report an issue please go to Needham's SeeClickFix page.
For questions or concerns call Needham DPW 781-455-7550, extension 0.