Start-up of Bowdoin Street Water Main Replacement Project

Posted on July 26, 2017


Construction will soon begin on Bowdoin Street between Cabot Road and Massachusetts Avenue to improve the service and reliability of the municipal water distribution systems. The project will involve installation of new water mains, fire hydrants and valves on Bowdoin Street by the Town’s Contractor R&D Site Development, LLC and their subcontractors.

Sequence and Schedule:
The water work is scheduled to begin the week of July 24 and is anticipated to take a month to
complete. The work will require several short term water service interruptions to all buildings within the neighborhood, but long term water service interruptions will be avoided through the installation of a temporary water bypass. In order to take the existing water distribution system out of service to allow new water pipe and valve installation, the contractor will install temporary water mains above the ground along the proposed route of construction. The temporary water mains will be installed, disinfected and tested; then connected to each building or side street pipe abutting the limits of water bypass. Following completion of the water main installation in the street, the buildings will be reconnected to the buried water main in the street and the temporary water mains will be removed.

Additional Information:
For the duration of the project the area will be an active construction site, so you should be careful walking and drive at a reduced speed accordingly. Construction activities may require the closing of side streets to through traffic and/or utilizing temporary 2-way traffic on one-way streets to allow access to abutter homes. On the days when construction is ongoing, it is important not to have any cars parked in the roadway between the hours of 7:00AM and 4:00 PM. “No Parking” signs will be posted in advance of construction and parking restrictions will remain in effect until construction is complete for that day. Residents will have access to their driveways and may park on the street after work hours; however, as the project progresses, certain activities may require limited access or parking; on those occasions residents will be given advanced notice if they are to be affected.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may incur during this process. The Town appreciates your patience and forbearance during this important project. We feel that your cooperation will make this project a success. If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact Anthony D’Alelio (Construction Manager) at 978-973-6538 or Aaron Cilluffo (Department of Public Works) at 978-762-0230.

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