Pringle Street at Collins Brook Culvert Replacement Project

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Project Description

This project involves the design and replacement of an existing 3’-3” wide x 2’-3” height elliptical corrugated metal pipe culvert which crosses beneath Pringle Street at Collins Brook.  The Town of Tewksbury’s consulting engineer, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), is designing a new culvert to replace this existing culvert.  The existing culvert is corroded and partially crushed, and the outlet of the culvert is perched.  These issues can limit the capacity of the culvert to convey flows which can lead to potential flooding upstream of this culvert.

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Project Location

This project is located on Pringle Street at Collins Brook which is just west of #161 Pringle Street and approximately 300 feet west of the Baldwin Street intersection.  There is an existing wooden guardrail at this culvert crossing location.

Anticipated Construction Dates

Erosion and Sediment Controls are to be installed on the week on September 25, 2023.  Construction is anticipated to begin the week of October 2, 2023.  Work is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete.

Typical Work Hours

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

Project Updates

9/22/2023 Update

On Sept. 25, work will begin to replace the Pringle Street Culvert at Collins Brook (near House #161).  Excavation is anticipated to start the week of Oct. 2. Residents are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes where available. 

9/14/2023 Update

J.J. Phelan and Son Co., Inc. of Tewksbury, MA is the contractor for this culvert replacement project.  One-lane two-way alternating traffic is planned during construction hours.  Police details are anticipated to be on-site to direct traffic through the work zone.  Delays are expected through the work zone and residents are advised to avoid this are and to seek alternate routes where available.  Construction work is anticipated to take approximately three weeks to complete.

7/14/2022 Update

Design and Permitting has been completed on this project.  Construction is anticipated to begin in Summer of 2023.

1/28/2022 Update

As of January 2022, the culvert design is complete.  Permitting approvals are anticipated to be received in February 2022.  Construction is anticipated to occur approximately July 2023.

Project Contacts

If you have any questions on this project, please contact Andrew Stack, Town Engineer, at (978) 640-4440 x256 or by email at

Project Documents

Pringle Street Culvert Locus