Union Avenue Utility Improvements

  1. Project Overview
  2. Project Update
  3. Project Photos
  4. Traffic Detours
  5. Neighborhood Meeting

Contract 1

The Union Avenue Utilities Improvement Project - Contract 1 work was completed  in May of 2018, which included utility and roadway improvements between Main Street and Walnut Street.

Contract 2

The Contract 2 portion of the Union Avenue Utilities Improvement Project commenced in May 2018. Construction for Contract 2 will be conducted in phases and is set to take place over two construction seasons, 2018 and 2019.

Affected Roadways

Affected roadways will include Union Avenue between the Christopher T Garrahan Memorial Bridge over the Sudbury River and Beech Street, Lincoln Street between Union Avenue and Evergreen Street, Evergreen Street, Learned Street, Myrtle Street and Thurber Street.

The existing water mains are 60 to 130 years of age and are near the end of their useful life. Replacement is needed to ensure adequate fire protection and domestic supply. The sewer pipes are also 50 to 100 years old, undersized, susceptible to high infiltration rates and frequently experience blockages. Contract 2 work will include the removal of pavement and concrete road base, replacement of sewer and water pipes and services, and improvements to drainage and stormwater treatment systems.

Affected Traffic

Information regarding traffic detours will be updated as the project progresses. Access to all properties along the affected routes will be maintained via detour routes.

Project Map