Construction Alerts


Anticipated Schedule for July 19 - July 26, 2019

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
Thank you for your cooperation! 
Last Updated: 7/19/19

Booth Street @ Central Ave Gate Valve Replacement

The Water Division is scheduled to replace an old gate valve on Booth St @ Central Ave. Water will temporarily be shut-off to the locations listed below. Residents and/or businesses will be without water for approximately 8 hours. The Town asks for all residents/businesses to draw sufficient water for the duration of the day before the scheduled shut-off.

Shut-off Scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9am
**If we are unable to perform the scheduled work, the shut-off will be re-scheduled**

 The following locations will be affected:  
59 Booth St to Central Ave 

Water service will be restored as soon as possible. The Needham Water & Sewer Division recommends that, when the water supply is returned, residents/businesses should run their cold water tap for a few minutes to ensure that any air and/or rust/sediment that may have entered the water service to your home/building has cleared. Please be sure to do this prior to drinking the water or doing any laundry.

If you have any questions or would like more information on this project, please feel free to stop by the Water Division at DPW, or you may contact Sean Harrington @ (781) 455 – 7550.

Central Ave Milling & Paving (from Glover Rd to Hunnewell Street)

Phase I - Grinding/Milling - Night work scheduled for July 26th at 7:00 PM
A Town hired contractor will begin milling Central Ave (from Glover Rd to Hunnewell Street) in preparation for paving. Milling operations are scheduled to begin on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Please use caution when traveling through the area.
Phase II - Utility Casting Adjustments Utility casting adjustments are scheduled to start once the milling is completed. This work is scheduled to take place Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday, July 31st. Casting adjustments will be made during the day.
Phase III - Final Paving - Night work Scheduled for August 2nd during the day
Final paving is tentatively scheduled for August 2, 2019.  
Phase IV - Traffic Markings 
Roadway markings will be applied approximately two weeks after the paving is completed.

Kendrick Street Milling & Paving (from Third Ave to beyond Fourth Ave.)

Phase III - Final Paving - Night work scheduled for the week of July 15th starting at 7:00 PM
Final paving is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 15th. Final paving is scheduled for Thursday 7/18/19 and Friday 7/19/19 7PM-6AM.
Phase IV - Traffic Markings 
Roadway markings will be applied approximately two weeks after the paving is completed.

Great Plain Ave, Chestnut St. & Highland Ave. Milling & Paving 

Great Plain Ave. (from Railroad tracks to Linden St.)
Chestnut Street (from School St. to Great Plain Ave.)
Highland Ave. (from Great Plain Ave. to May St.)

Phase II - Utility Casting Adjustments Utility casting adjustments have been completed.
Phase III - Final Paving - Night work scheduled for the week of July 19th starting at 8:00 PM
Final paving is scheduled for 7/19 and 7/21 8PM-7AM.  NO PARKING will be allowed during construction.
Phase IV - Traffic Markings 
Roadway markings will be applied approximately two weeks after the paving is completed. NO PARKING will be allowed during construction.

Central Avenue Milling & Paving (from Great Plain Ave. to Forest Street)

Paving is complete. Roadway markings to be applied in approximately two weeks. 

Roadway Repairs

Hoover Road, Donna Road, La Salle Road, Dartmouth Road
Manning Street (from High St. to Brookline St.)
Gould Street (from Central Ave. to Highland Ave.)
Grove Street (from Wellesley Town Line to Charles River St.)

The Highway Division will continue making road repairs in preparation for a rubber chip seal surface treatment application. Expect minor delays.

Rosemary Brook Debris Clean-up & Retaining Wall Maintenance 

A Town hired contractor will continue removing debris and making retaining wall repairs to Rosemary Brook. Residents located in the neighborhoods of Meadowbrook Road, Meredith Circle and Border Road may notice construction related traffic and minor noise interruptions. Work is scheduled to occur between Meredith Circle to Meadowbrook Road this week. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Steve Nadeau, Needham Engineering Department at #781-455-7550 Ext. 319. 

Central Ave Sidewalk Rehabilitation (from West Street to Hunnewell Street)

A Town hired contractor will continue removing and replacing asphalt sidewalks and installing granite curbing on the eastbound side of Central Ave. Expect minor delays. 

Winding River Road Sewer Main & Pump Station Project

The contractor will begin paving the unpaved portion of the road and continue installing sewer main. Winding River Road will not be accessible from Charles River Street. Please access Winding River Road from Livingston Road in Wellesley.

Winding River Road will be open to RESIDENTS ONLY, expect delays.

MBTA Tree Trimming and Clearing along the Right-of-Way 

An MBTA hired contractor will continue to trim and clear trees along their right-of-way in Needham. See attached notice (PDF) from the MBTA that has been sent to abutters. Any questions about this project should be directed to the MBTA Customer Service line at 617-222-3200.