East Central, Bacon, and Rt. 9 Water Main Project
JULY 9, 2019 UPDATE
Last week the contractor was cleaning and lining the Route 9, westbound, water main from the Rail Road Bridge to Speen Street off ramp at night. Last night and tonight they will be re-assembling the pipe in the pits.
The Contractor anticipates reactivating the water main next week.
The contractor is preparing to install temporary aboveground by-pass piping on Route 9, East Bound, from the Rt 27 on-ramp to Linden Drive. This work may be completed during the day where possible, otherwise at night if near Route 9. Once the temporary pipe is installed and disinfected they will make temporary connections to the buildings. This may require entry into the building by the Contractor and will require water shut off for a short duration, possibly 15 minutes.
Last week the contractor continued installing water services across the road way on East Central Street.
In some locations they will install the water service to the property line if the water service is located in the driveway, otherwise they will come back to complete the water service install from the edge of the roadway to the property lines.
As previously mentioned the scope may be changing from cleaning and lining the 10” water main on the north side of the road to replacement of the water main from University Drive to the Town Line. This is due to the existing concrete utility duct interference. This change will require a longer work period as original anticipated.
The contractor is completing night time work on another section of the project. Therefore, his crew did not work today on East Central and will not be back to East Central until possibly this Wednesday.
Any issues or questions please do not hesitate to contact my office or the Natick DPW, or email me.
JUNE 25, 2019 UPDATE
The Contractor will be excavating pits on Route 9 west of the railroad bridge to the Speen Street exit ramp, starting tonight. This work will be completed at night, as required by the MassDOT permit. Over the next 2-3 weeks, the Contractor will be cleaning and lining this section of water main, again at night.
Night time hours are 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday through Thursday.
Contractor will not work Wednesday through Friday next week due to the holiday.
The week of July 8, the Contractor will begin installing above ground by-pass piping on Route 9, east bound, starting at the Route 27 on-ramp.
The Contractor will continue installing new water services across Rt 135 this week.
The Town is considering a change in project scope that will include replacement of the 10” water main due to a conflict with a concrete duct bank. If the change is approved, the contractor will excavate a trench along the westbound roadway gutter (between white fog line and curb) from University Drive to Pond Road in Wellesley to install a new water pipe. Once the new water main is completed, the new water services will be connected to the new water main and then the new water service connections will be completed in the south side house yards.
Bacon Street: Contractor is awaiting water sample results for the temporary water pipe, once received, contractor will be scheduling connections to the houses followed by pit excavations.
Contractor plans on working next Monday through Wednesday next week, with Thursday and Friday off for the holiday.
JUNE 10, 2019 UPDATE
The contractor has received passing bacteria results for the temporary water mains on East Central Street. Therefore, this morning they have started connecting houses to the temporary water main. The Contractor will be reaching out to the home owners to schedule a time to enter the house and make the connection inside the home.
Homes on the North side of East Central Street will have 2 hoses connected to the house plumbing system. Houses on the South side will have 1 hose connected to the house.
When on temporary water, please remember the warm outside temperatures can increase the water temperature in the hose, please run the water until the water temperature drops before drinking the water.
The Contractor has started the work required to install new water services from the South Side houses, across East Central Street and connect to the water main on the North side. This work will require the contractor to move a small excavator in the grass area of each house to access the water service at the shut off valve. The Contractor has marked most of the shut off valves with blue paint and a wood stake. The Contractor will take all precautions to minimize the damage to the grass areas, and will reseed the areas when the work is completed.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to my office or Natick DPW.