Center Business District Infrastructure Improvements Construction Updates

The following is a summary of the work completed this week and the work P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc. (contractor) has scheduled for the next two weeks. Please note, the anticipated schedule may vary due to unforeseen site conditions, weather conditions, or other factors out of the contractor’s control.

Construction Updates and Schedule:

Work completed this week (5/26/20 to 5/29/20):

1.       Continued installing sewer main on Woodside Ave. between Pauline St. and Somerset Ave.

2.       Completed test-pits on Bartlett Rd. to locate existing utilities.

3.       Installed temporary trench pavement for all trenches on Woodside Ave., Pauline St., and Bartlett Rd.

Two-week Anticipated Schedule (6/1/20 to 6/11/20):

1.       June 1, 2020 to June 4, 2020

a.       Complete construction of the new sewer main on Woodside Ave. to Somerset Ave. and begin construction of the new sewer main on Somerset Ave. Construction will occur on Woodside Ave at the intersection of Somerset Ave., and on Somerset Ave. between Woodside Ave. and Cottage Park Rd. Construction will occur between 8 PM and 6 AM, Monday night through Thursday night.  See the notice regarding night work for additional information. The construction will require Woodside Ave to be closed to vehicle traffic from Pauline St. to Bartlett Rd. during work hours.  Somerset Ave. between Woodside Ave. and Cottage Park Rd. will also be closed to vehicle traffic during the work hours. Sidewalks will remain open during construction to allow pedestrian access to the properties and businesses. Vehicle access to Woodside Ave. and Somerset Ave will be restored at the end of each workday. Detours and police details will be in place to assist with directing traffic.

b.       Install temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Woodside Ave and Somerset Ave.

2.       June 8 to June 11, 2020

a.       Continue construction of the new sewer main on Somerset Ave. to Cottage Park Rd.

b.       Continue constructing the new sewer main on Woodside Ave. between Somerset Ave. and Bartlett Rd. Construction will occur 8 PM through 6 AM, Monday through Thursday night. The construction on Woodside Ave. will require Woodside Ave to be closed to vehicle traffic from Pauline St. to Bartlett Rd. during work hours.  The construction on Somerset Ave. will require closing Somerset Ave between Cottage Park Rd. and Woodside Ave. during work hours. Sidewalks will remain open during construction to allow pedestrian access to the properties and businesses. Vehicle access to Woodside Ave. and Somerset Ave. will be restored at the end of each workday. Detours and police details will be in place to assist with directing traffic.

c.        Begin construction of permanent sewer service connections to residences/businesses on Woodside Ave. Construction will occur on Woodside Ave between Pauline St. and Somerset Ave. Work is planned to be done at night to reduce the impacts to traffic.  See the notice regarding night work for additional information. The construction on Woodside Ave. will require Woodside Ave to be closed to vehicle traffic from Pauline St. to Somerset. Ave. during work hours.  Sidewalks will remain open during construction to allow pedestrian access to the properties and businesses. Vehicle access to Woodside Ave. will be restored at the end of each workday. Detours and police details will be in place to assist with directing traffic.

d.       Install temporary trench pavement for trenches excavated on Woodside Ave and Somerset Ave.

NOTICES:

NIGHT WORK:  Beginning Monday, June 1st, construction of the new sewer mains on Woodside Ave between Somerset Ave and Bartlett Rd. and on Somerset Ave. between Woodside Ave. and Cottage Park Road will be performed from 8 PM and 6 AM, Monday night through Thursday night. No construction is planned for Friday night, Saturday night or Sunday night. Traffic can access French Sq. from Pleasant St. via Woodside Ave. and from Putnam St. via Jefferson St. during these construction hours.  Temporary parking restrictions will be posted, traffic will be detoured around the work zone and residents can use the temporary parking lot at French Sq. for overnight parking during this period. Sewer main construction in this area is scheduled to be completed by 6 AM Friday, June 19th.

Residents and businesses with temporary water service connections (blue hoses) are requested not to move these hoses or shut off the outside faucet the hoses are connected to.  The hoses provide your property with water service during construction. If the outside faucet is closed, it will interrupt your water service.  If the hose is moved it can create a trip hazard where the temporary water service crosses the sidewalk.  Please do not move these hoses to perform yard work. If you have landscaping services at your property, please inform your landscaper not to move these hoses or shut off the outside faucet.  Running over these hoses with a lawn mower cut the hoses and interrupt water service until the hose can be replaced.  If you see a trip hazard, please contact Frank Fruci (P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc.) at (617) 592-3784 immediately to report the hazard.

 

Occasionally, residents and businesses may experience discolored tap water because of construction activities. Construction may disrupt sediment in water pipes and cause it to become suspended in the water.  Discolored water is not a health threat and is the result of low levels of naturally occurring iron in water. If you are experiencing water discoloration, flush your water from a faucet that does not have a screen (like the bathtub or outside spigot) until you get clear water.  If your water is still discolored after several minutes of flushing, you may need to wait a few hours for the sediment to settle and the water in the main to clear.