Construction Alerts

Anticipated Schedule for May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
Thank you for your cooperation! 
Last Updated: 5/13/2022


Engineering Updates:

Eversource Gas

Scheduled to begin construction and upgrade activities on Chestnut Street beginning at the intersection of School Street working south towards Freeman Place.

 

Water and Sewer Updates:

**ATTENTION**

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.


Townwide Hydrant / Unidirectional Watermain Flushing 

Hydrant / Unidirectional watermain flushing will begin on May 2nd.  Anticipated completion date June 23rd. Work hours are 11 PM to 7 AM  (Monday – Thursday); no work during inclement weather.

Townwide Catch Basin Cleaning

Townwide (storm drain) Catch Basin cleaning will occur with a hired contractor (RJ Gabriel Construction). Needham Water, Sewer & Drain Division performs routine inspection and cleaning of the 4,300+ catch basins.This project is being undertaken to optimize and supplement the current in-house catch basin cleaning program.  

Highway Division Updates:

Please Note: Inclement weather may affect project schedules. 

Central Ave Rehabilitation

Task 1Roadway shoulder reconstruction, includes granite curbing installation, wheelchair access ramps, drain improvement and sidewalk reconstruction. 
Task 2Roadway rehabilitation, includes milling the entire road surface, casting adjustments and road paving.  Jennifer Circle will be paved with Central Ave.

Task 1 is scheduled to begin the week of May 16th.  Construction will primarily take place Monday – Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.  

The Department of Public Works with a hired contractor (LAL Construction) will install granite curbing, wheelchair access ramps, and sidewalk on both sides of Central Ave.  Driveway aprons and grass areas will be adjusted as needed.  This construction work should take 8 weeks to complete.  The design and construction incorporates traffic calming measures, complete street design elements and reduces storm water runoff. 

Please remove any object placed on the sidewalk or on the loam berm ahead of the construction. Trim overgrown bushes encroaching on the sidewalk and identify irrigation that may be on or within two feet of Town property. 

Task 2 is tetatively scheduled to be completed in the summer.  Notices for Task 2 will be delivered after the roadway schedule is confirmed.

Traffic Signal Improvements

The Department of Public Works with a hired contractor (LAL Construction) will install granite curbing, wheelchair access ramps, and a sidewalk on the North side of South St from Chestnut St. to Stonecrest Dr. starting May 4th or 5th. 

The organic material in the shoulder of the roadway along this section of South St. will be excavated and compact gravel will be placed to meet the new granite curbing and asphalt sidewalk elevations. The driveway apron on South St. will be adjusted and the mailbox will be relocated.  Grass areas affected by the construction will be graded, loamed, and seeded.  Crosswalk pavement markings will be placed across the north side of Chestnut Street.

 The construction work starting next week will take about 4 weeks to complete.   Construction will primarily take place Monday – Friday from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.

Beaufort Ave (Arden St to Mt. Vernon Ave), Hawthorne Ave (Sargent St to Beaufort Ave) and Sargent St (Beaufort Ave to Hawthorne Ave) Paving

Rockwood Lane (Bird St to 75’ west of Richard Rd) Paving

Ardmore Road and the intersection of Hunnewell Street @ Ardmore Road Paving

Highway Division personnel, as well as town-hired contractor (D&R Paving) will start preparing the streets ahead of paving the week of May 23rd. First, we will be edging back the loam berm and repairing potholes. Second, we will be raising castings. Finally, a wearing course “top coat” of pavement will be placed.  Asphalt low profile curbing will be added in areas to help control erosion in the berm. 

After the top coat of pavement is complete driveway aprons affected by the paving will be adjusted.  Loaming and seeding of disturbed areas will then follow. This process will take an additional two to three weeks after final pavement has been completed. Please water the newly seeded areas twice a day using a handheld hose early morning and evening to ensure optimal results. Do not park on the new asphalt curb or loam berm as it can be easily damaged.

Please remove any objects that have been placed on the sidewalk or on the loam berm ahead of the construction and identify any irrigation that may be close to the roadway.  

We ask residents not to park in the roadway and refrain from any activity, which could result in water collecting on the roadway during construction and paving operations.

Please take into consideration that paving operations may cause delays in getting in or out of your street\driveway.

Survey Work

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

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.


Verizon will be performing fiber cutover activities overnight beginning 4/29 in the areas of Charles St. to Highland Avenue. 


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.




                                                                                                                                                                                

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