Construction Update: Center Business District Infrastructure Improvements and Look-Ahead

The following is a summary of the work completed and the work P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc. (contractor) has scheduled for the next two weeks. Please note, the anticipated schedule may vary due to unforeseen site conditions, weather conditions, or other factors out of the contractor’s control.

Construction Updates and Schedule:

Work completed through Sept. 25:

• Continued construction of the new sewer main on Somerset Ave., between Cottage Park Rd. and Pleasant St.

• Continued construction of the new storm drain on Hagman Rd., between Pauline St. and French Square. Installed new catch basins and laterals.

• Continued installation of water service connections to new water main for residences/businesses on Somerset Ave., between Woodside Ave. and Cottage Park Rd.

• Began installation of water service connections to new water main for residences on Adams St., between Bartlett Rd. and Williams St.; and on Williams St., between Adams St. and Pleasant St.

• Installed temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Somerset Ave., Hagman Rd., and Adams St.

Two-week Anticipated Schedule to October 9:

1. Through October 2, 2020

• Continue construction of the new sewer main on Somerset Ave., between Cottage Park Rd. and Pleasant St.

• Begin construction of the new storm drain on Woodside Ave., between Pauline St. and Somerset Ave. Install new drain manholes, catch basins and drain pipe.

• Continue installation of sewer service connections to new sewer main for residences/businesses on Bartlett Rd., between French Square and Pleasant St.; and on Adams St., between Woodside Ave. and Williams St.

• Begin installation of water service connections to new water main for residences/businesses on Bartlett Rd., between French Square and Pleasant St.

• Continue installation of water service connections to new water main for residences/businesses on Adams St., between Woodside Ave. and Williams St.

• Install temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Somerset Ave., Woodside Ave., Bartlett Rd. and Adams St.

2.       October 5 to October 9, 2020

• Begin construction of the new sewer main on Cottage Park Rd., between Somerset Ave. and Pleasant St.

• Continue construction of the new storm drain on Woodside Ave., between Pauline St. and Somerset Ave. Install new drain manholes, catch basins and drain pipe.

• Continue installation of sewer service connections to new sewer main for residences/businesses on Bartlett Rd., between French Square and Pleasant St.; and on Adams St., between Woodside Ave. and Williams St.

• Continue installation of water service connections to new water main for residences/businesses on Bartlett Rd., between French Square and Pleasant St.; and on Adams St., between Woodside Ave. and Williams St.

• Install temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Cottage park Rd., Woodside Ave., Bartlett Rd. and Adams St.

Notices:

1. Night Work:

Beginning Monday, October 5th, construction of storm drain, water main, and water and sewer services on Woodside Ave. at French Square will be performed from 8 PM and 6 AM, Monday night through Thursday night. No construction is planned for Friday night, Saturday night, or Sunday night. When night work begins, construction activities will occur during normal work hours (7 AM to 3:30 PM) as well as night hours (8 PM to 6 AM). Night work is scheduled to be completed by 6 AM Friday, October 23rd.

2. Hagman Rd. and Citizens Bank Drive Thru:  Hagman Road will be closed to vehicle traffic during work hours at French Sq.  Citizens Bank Drive Thru window can be accessed from Putnam Street during this time.  Police Details and detour signs will be in place.

 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.

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