Phase II South Tewksbury & Jay St/Crescent St Water Main Replacement Project

Project NumberPhase2SouthTewks

PW-22-02

Project Description

This project involves upgrades to the water distribution system piping on Jay Street, Crescent Street, Bay State Road, Willow Street, Bond Street, Mystic Avenue, Lakeview Avenue, Warren Road, Dudley Road, Wightman Road, Lake Street, Parker Avenue, Green Street, and Saint Mary’s Road.  This is the second phase of water distribution system improvements in this area.

The upgrades include replacing the existing 8” transite, 6” transite, 6” cast iron, and 2” iron water main with an 8” ductile iron water main.  This new water main will provide greater flow capacity due to its larger pipe diameter.  The new pipe will also have greater structural stability due to the piping material type (ductile iron) which is less prone to water main breaks.  Water service connections between the new 8” ductile iron water main and the curb stop (valve typically located at the property line of each house) will also be replaced with new copper tubing (1” diameter in most locations).  Existing fire hydrants and hydrant piping will be replaced with new hydrant.  Additionally, several new fire hydrants will be installed throughout the project area in locations where there are not existing fire hydrants.  The increased size of the water main along with the new fire hydrants will allow for greater fire protection capabilities throughout these neighborhoods.

Temporary Bypass Water Main is planned for use during this project.  However, there may be some water service interruptions that are necessary during this construction project.  Notices will be distributed to affected households at least 48 hours in advance of the anticipated shutdowns.

Project Location

This work is to occur on Jay Street, Crescent Street, Bay State Road (from Willow Street to Lake Street), Willow Street, Bond Street, Mystic Avenue (from Bond Street to dead end), Lakeview Avenue (from Bond Street to dead end), Warren Road (from Lake Street to Dudley Road), Dudley Road, Wightman Road, Lake Street (from Bay State Road to Warren Road), Parker Avenue, Green Street, and Saint Mary’s Road (from Vernon Street to Green Street). Maps of the project locations are located at the end of this document.

Anticipated Construction Dates

Water main installation is anticipated to be completed by Novemeber 15, 2022. Final paving will be conducted in 2023.

Typical Work Hours

Work hours are typically Monday to Friday from 7:00AM to 3:30PM excluding holidays.

Roadway Closure/Detour Information

The traffic management plan for this work is to be determined by the construction contractor with approvals from the Town of Tewksbury.  It is anticipated that localized detours and roadway closures will be necessary to complete this work (due to the narrow widths of the roads in this area) during construction hours (typically from 7AM to 3:30PM Monday to Friday).  Temporary signage will be posted if detours are necessary.  Police details will also be on-site during construction hours.

Project Updates

7/14/2022 Update

Cedrone Trucking has completed the water main and service installations on Bay State Road, Willow St., Bond St., Mystic Ave., and Lakeview Ave.  Work has now progressed to the Lake St., Warren Rd., Arnold Rd., Dudley Rd., Downing Rd., and Wightman Road neighborhood.

1/28/2022 Update

Construction is on hold for the winter and the construction season will open back up on April 1, 2022.  At that time work is anticipate to begin on Bay State Road, Willow Street, Bond Street, Mystic Avenue, Lakeview Avenue, Warren Road, Dudley Road, Wightman Road, Lake Street, Parker Avenue, Green Street, and Saint Mary’s Road.

Contractor

Cedrone Trucking is the contractor for this project.

Project Contacts

Mark Lafayette of GCG Associates is the Town’s Resident Engineer.  For immediate questions or concerns related to this project, please contact Mark at MLafayette@GCGAssociates.net.  If you have any general questions, please contact Andrew Stack, Project Manager, at (978) 640-4440 x256 or astack@tewksbury-ma.gov.

Project Documents

Jay Street Locus

South Tewksbury Locus