Construction Alerts

Anticipated Schedule for 

October 10 - October 14, 2022

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.

Please Note: Inclement weather may affect project schedules.

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Last Updated: 10/7/2022


Town Common Renovation Project

While the project is ongoing, the Common will be CLOSED to the public. In addition, Garrity’s Way, the small one-way street in front of Town Hall will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians. One handicap accessible entrance to the main entrance of Town Hall will be maintained during the project. For more information on the project, visit the Town Common Renovation webpage. The contractor on the project is M.J. Cataldo. The renovation is expected to be complete later this year.

Engineering Updates

Eversource Gas

Eversource continues gas main construction on May, Highland Ave and Lindberg Streets.

Walker Pond Improvements

The Department of Public Works has contracted Woodall Construction to start the anticipated drainage improvements on Walker Lane. This is the first phase in cleaning stormwater flows in efforts to reduce Phosphorus and Sediment form stormwater runoff into the Walker Pond.

The anticipated work is continuing and remains on schedule.

We expect there will be some minor inconveniences during the construction such as no parking area along the side of the road where work is being performed. The contractor will need to add appropriate barriers and will provide notices during the construction and keep residents apprised of the project status.

Water and Sewer Updates

**ATTENTION**

Dwight Road Parking Lot is currently closed while the Water & Sewer Division investigates the existing stormwater drainpipes and catch basins in the parking lot area for needed repairs.

Marked Tree Road at High Rock Street to Central Ave at Pine Street Water Main

The Department of Public Works has contracted Revoli Construction to install a new water main from Marked Tree Road at High Rock Street to Central Avenue at Pine Street. Each resident will be notified at least 48 hours in advance of a water shutdown. Water shutdowns will occur when the new main is connected at intersecting streets and when the house service connection is made. Generally, the contractor will completely install the water main in the street, and then connect all the services.

Revoli Construction continued to install water main from Claxton to past the 'hollow' on Central Avenue. The new main on Central Avenue from Marked Tree to the RTS was activated.  Bypass was laid out from the horse farm to Pine Street along Central Avenue.  The contractor continued to connect houses to the new main along Marked Tree Road.

Due to safety concerns, there will be no parking on these streets while under construction. Construction duration is estimated at 12 weeks, weather dependent, for the contractor to complete the work. They will begin work on Marked Tree Road at High Rock Street and work toward Central Avenue.

Highway Division Updates

Harris Avenue (Pinewood Road to Fair Oaks Park)

The Department of Public Works Highway Division has engaged contractor LAL Construction to reset existing granite curbing at the intersecting streets, remove asphalt, and install cement concrete with detectable warning panels on wheelchair access ramps. Abutters to existing wheelchair ramps should identify irrigation systems that are located within two feet of the ramps and trim any bushes that are encroaching on the ramp areas.

The intersection of Dedham Ave/Harris Ave/Warren St will be realigned. The geometric improvements with granite curbing will help reduce vehicle speeds, reduce pedestrian crossing lengths, and improve sight lines for all users. A Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) will be installed on Dedham Ave on the South side of Harris Ave. The push to operate RRFB system will help alert vehicle operators on Dedham Ave that a pedestrian is about to cross. All work will include ADA-compliant features, new pavement marking and signs. A water quality ground water recharge system will be installed in Harris at Dedham Ave.

Dedham Ave drainage improvements have been completed and Dedham Ave is open. Harris Ave (Dedham Ave to Fair Oaks Pk) remains closed. Drainage improvements continue.

Construction will primarily take place Monday- Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM and will be substantially completed by October 14, 2022.

Needham-Newton Corridor Project

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For questions or to report issues related to construction, please email the project team. You can sign up for project updatesfrom DOT here. To find information about this project, please visit the project website.

MassDOT's contractor, P. Gioioso & Sons, is tentatively scheduled to perform paving operations along Highland Avenue in Needham between Webster Street and the I-95 ramps. To complete this work, traffic shifts and side street closures will be implemented from 7:00 PM on Friday, October 14 to 5:00 AM the following morning. More information about detours and street closures will be provided once the paving is confirmed. Schedule remains tentative and may be altered due to weather conditions.

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.

                                                                                                                                                                                

To report an issue please go to Needham's SeeClickFix page.

For questions or concerns call Needham DPW 781-455-7550, extension 0.