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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Brier Neck Water Main Replacement and Lining Project

Thatcher Rd., Rockport Rd., Witham Rd., Salt Island Rd., Barberry Way, Brier Neck Rd., Cliff Rd., Prospect Terrace, Arland Terrace, Warwick Rd., Palfrey Rd.

This notice has been prepared to inform you that construction will soon begin on in your neighborhood to improve the service and reliability of the municipal water distribution system. The project will involve the installation of water mains and installation of new fire hydrants, and valves by the City’s Contractor N.Granese & Sons, Inc. of Salem, MA.

Sequence and Schedule:

The water work is scheduled to begin the week of April 27, 2020 and is anticipated to take 3 to 4 months to complete. The water work schedule must be coordinated with the gas work schedule, so we anticipate the water work will be suspended for a period of time during the summer. The work will require several short term water service interruptions to all buildings within the neighborhood, but long term water service interruptions will be avoided through the installation of temporary water bypass. In order to take the existing water distribution system out of service to allow new water pipe and valve installation, the contractor will install temporary water mains above the ground along the proposed route of construction within the area of the attached map. The temporary water mains will be installed, disinfected, and tested; then connected to each building or side street pipe abutting the limits of water bypass. Following the completion of the water main installation in the street, the buildings will be reconnected to the buried water main in the street and the temporary water mains will be removed.

Additional Information:

To improve communication between you and the construction team, we have attached a “Continuation of Special Needs Form” for your use during the project. This will enable the team to be aware of and assist with the coordination of any services you may be receiving. For the duration of the project, the areas shown on the attached map will be active construction sites so you should be careful walking and drive at a reduced speed accordingly. Construction activities may require closing the street to through traffic. On the days when construction is ongoing, it is important not to have any cars parked in the roadway between the hours of 7:00A.M. and 4:00 P.M. “No Parking” signs will be posted in advance of construction and parking restrictions will remain in effect until construction is complete for that day. You will have access to your driveway and may park on the street after work hours; however, as the project progresses; certain activities may require limited access or parking. 

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may incur during this process. The City appreciates your patience and forbearance during this important project. We feel that your cooperation will make this project a success. If you have any concerns about the temporary water bypass piping or construction issues, please call 24 hour emergency number (781)389-3237. If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact Rachel McCarter (Project Manager) of New England Civil Engineering at 978-973-6531.


Additional Info & Continuation of Special Needs
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