Worcester Road Water and Sewer Improvements – Phase I Eastbound
This project is part of a three-phase project to upgrade and improve the reliability of water and sewer infrastructure on Worcester Road between Concord Street and the Natick town line.
This project is needed because most of the existing infrastructure is between 50 and 100 years old, and the service area includes major portions of Framingham’s retail businesses and large apartment complexes, where emergency repairs and the disruption of service and traffic would be very costly and affect the quality of the lives of many during outages.
The main goals of this project are as follows:
- Rehabilitate or replace aged infrastructure using new materials and current methods of construction
- Increase pipe diameters to meet current minimum standards or to accommodate anticipated future needs
- Realign pipe within roadway or just off the road on private property to more favorable locations for operations and maintenance access (if/where applicable)
The scope of work of Phase I of this project consists of replacement and installation of approximately 4,400 linear feet of new 8-inch to 12-inch water main and appurtenances and approximately 1,900 linear feet of new sewers ranging in size from 8-inch to 12-inch diameter with associated manholes and structures. The project is located on Route 9 – Eastbound from Concord St. to the Natick Town line.
A winter moratorium from November 15 through April 1 applies to this project. Work hours will be from 9 PM to 5 AM from Sunday night through Friday morning. Additional activities related to the general scope of work are as follows: Maintenance of wastewater and stormwater flow and water service during work; overlay milling and paving on the State highway in accordance with MassDOT’s Access Permit; and traffic management to minimize disruption to local residents and businesses.
This project will be shut down for the winter from November 15, 2019, through April 15, 2020. The project is approximately 30% complete.
Detour/Road Closures in effect August 4 – November 15, 2019
Rt. 9 East right lane will be closed to traffic throughout the work zone, Sunday to Friday, 9 PM to 5 AM.
Concord Street South to Rt. 9 East ramps will be sporadically closed to through traffic (except for large trucks). This closure will ONLY BE IN EFFECT when crews are working at the intersection of Concord Street (East Ramp)/Rt. 9. Please follow the detour onto Aberdeen Road, to Pierce Street back to Rt. 9 East.