Newbury St. Water Main Replacement Project to Start

April 9, 2013

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will recommence its Newbury Street Water Main Replacement Project after Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 14.

Work includes completion of the water-main replacement on the final block of Newbury Street and associated work and restoration in the block between Clarendon and Berkeley streets. Connections to hydrants for temporary water supply bypass will be necessary in the blocks between Clarendon and Dartmouth streets and Berkeley to Arlington streets. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained. Construction hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to BWSC officials.

A temporary disruption in water service may be necessary to complete this work, in which case affected residents will be provided with written notice at least 48 hours in advance, unless an emergency situation arises. If the disruption is for more than one day, a temporary service connection will be installed on an individual basis.

Since some temporary minor modifications to traffic patterns and parking will be necessary during construction, Boston Police will be on hand to facilitate safe pedestrian and vehicular travel. Temporary paving will be installed on all excavations, and permanent pavement restoration will occur in phases under a separate contract.

Completed phases of the project to date include water-main replacement between Gloucester and Clarendon streets, as well as Berkeley and Arlington streets. Permanent roadway restoration will occur under a separate contract, BWSC representatives stated.

For more information or special needs regarding this work, contact the Project Engineer at 617-989- 7453. If an issue arises during non-work hours, please contact the BWSC 24-hour number at 617-989-7000. Do not let anyone into your home or business without proper identification or proof that they are employed by the contractor, D’Allessandro Corp. of Avon, Mass

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