The following is a summary of the recently completed work on the CBD Infrastructure Improvement project, as well as a schedule of upcoming work to be done.
Work Completed Recently:
Completed construction of the new sewer main on Woodside Ave., between Adams St. and Pleasant St.
Completed construction of the new sewer main on Adams St., between Woodside Ave. and Bartlett Rd.
Continued construction of the water main improvements on Pauline St., between Woodside Ave. and Walden St.
Began construction of the storm drain improvements.
Installed temporary trench pavement over all trenches on Woodside Ave., Adams St., and Pauline St.
Two-Week Anticipated Schedule
July 27 to July 31, 2020
• Begin construction of permanent sewer service connections to residences on Adams St., between Woodside Ave. and Bartlett Rd.
• Continue construction of the new sewer main on Bartlett Rd., between French Square and Adams St.
• Continue construction of the new storm drain. Work will be performed on Pauline St., between Woodside Ave. and Walden St.
• Install temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Adams St., Bartlett Rd., Larsen Skating Rink parking lot, and Pauline St.
Aug. 3 to Aug. 7, 2020
• Continue construction of the new sewer main on Bartlett Rd., between French Sq. and Pleasant St.
• Continue construction of the new storm drain work. Work to continue east up Pauline St., between Woodside Ave. and Walden St.
• Install temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Bartlett Rd., Larsen Skating Rink parking lot, and Pauline St.
Residents and businesses with temporary water service connections (blue hoses) are requested not to move these hoses or shut off the outside faucet the hoses are connected to. The hoses provide your property with water service during construction. If the outside faucet is closed, it will interrupt your water service. If the hose is moved it can create a trip hazard where the temporary water service crosses the sidewalk. Please do not move these hoses to perform yard work. If you have landscaping services at your property, please inform your landscaper not to move these hoses or shut off the outside faucet. Running over these hoses with a lawn mower cut the hoses and interrupt water service until the hose can be replaced. If you see a trip hazard, please contact Frank Fruci (P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc.) at (617) 592-3784 immediately to report the hazard.
Occasionally, residents and businesses may experience discolored tap water because of construction activities. Construction may disrupt sediment in water pipes and cause it to become suspended in the water. Discolored water is not a health threat and is the result of low levels of naturally occurring iron in water. If you are experiencing water discoloration, flush your water from a faucet that does not have a screen (like the bathtub or outside spigot) until you get clear water. If your water is still discolored after several minutes of flushing, you may need to wait a few hours for the sediment to settle and the water in the main to clear. Additionally, residents and businesses may also experience warm tap water due to the sun heating the temporary water mains. Similarly, please flush your water for several minutes until it has cooled.