Construction Alerts

Anticipated Schedule for August 15 - August 19, 2022

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
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Last Updated: 8/12/2022

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 and Lindberg Streets.

 Water and Sewer Updates:


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

Marked Tree Road at Highrock Street to Central Ave at Pine Street Water Main

The Department of Public Works has contracted Revoli Construction to install a new water main in a portion of Marked Tree Road at Highrock Street to Central Ave 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. The contractor will be shutting down the water main at Barret and Gilbert Road the mornings of 8/16 and 8/17 respectively.  DPW distributed notices to the residents that will be affected Friday, August 12th.

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 @ Highrock Street down toward Central Ave.

Emerson Rd and Emerson Place Water Service Replacements

The Department of Public Works Water, Sewer and Drain Division contractor A.D. Paolini will have crews performing water service replacements on Emerson Rd and Emerson Place beginning Monday 8/12.

Highway Division Updates:

Please Note: Inclement weather may affect project schedules. 

Survey Work

The Department of Public Works Highway Division with hired contractor (TEC) will have multiple crews performing survey work on Highland Avenue between Great Plain Avenue and Webster Street.

Central Ave Rehabilitation

Task 1 has been completed. Roadway rehabilitation (Task 2) is scheduled to commence Monday, August 8, 2022. Roadway rehabilitation includes milling the entire road surface, casting adjustments and road paving.  Jennifer Circle will be paved with Central Ave.

Harris Avenue (Pinewood Road to Fair Oaks Park) 

Reconstruction of existing wheelchair access ramps

Construction will primarily take place Monday-Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM beginning 8/8 and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete. Our contractor, LAL Construction, will begin at Pinewood Road and work west toward Dedham Avenue.

The project consists of resetting existing granite curbing at the intersecting streets, removing the asphalt, and installing cement concrete with detectable warning panels on the 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.

Improvement of pedestrian crossings on Harris Avenue

In addition to the wheelchair ramp reconstruction, a new Harris Avenue pedestrian crossing will be installed from the east side of Mayo Avenue, and the existing Harris Avenue pedestrian crossing from Pinewood Road's west side will be relocated to the east side. Crosswalks will be placed with median islands in the center of Harris Avenue to enhance pedestrian safety. As part of this effort to ensure safety, the painted pedestrian crossing at Stevens Road will be removed.

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 updates on the project website.

MassDOT's contractor, P. Gioioso & Sons, will begin full depth roadway reconstruction on Highland Avenue in Needham from Wexford Street to the bridge over the Charles River starting Monday, August 8. This work is anticipated to last one month, Monday through Friday, with work hours from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM each day

During this work, vehicle travel will be on gravel road. Two-way vehicle travel and bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout this work. Police details will be present to ensure safety and facilitate this traffic change. Following the completion of this work, crews will begin curb and sidewalk reconstruction.

Upcoming overnight paving from Wexford St. to the bridge are currently scheduled for Friday August 12th, Friday August 19th, and Sunday August 21st. (These dates are subject to change) 

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 extension 0.