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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
Updated November 2, 2012
Posted September 19, 2011

Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105, <>

Lynnfield/Saugus Pipelines Project

Below is an archive of project updates for MWRA's Lynfield/Saugus Pipelines Project.

UPDATE November 2, 2012 -- All but 35 feet of pipe have been installed.  The remaining 35 feet will tie into the MWRA water line.
Total length of pipe installed to date:

  • 5894 feet of 12-inch pipe
  • 4773 feet of 24-inch pipe
  • 1837 feet of 36-inch pipe

Southbound milling and paving is complete. Northbound winter temporary patch will be complete next week. Contractor will be back next spring to complete the northbound milling and paving.

UPDATE April 10, 2012 -- From Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m through Monday, April 16, crews will be working 24/7 to perform pipe jacking work under the roadway. This work will require closure of the breakdown lane and first travel lane on Route 1 Southbound from Spring Street to Ila Road. During this time, Spring Street will closed to through traffic (open to residential traffic and McDonald’s only). Travelers may want to seek alternate routes.

Update March 14, 2012 -- The contractor, Albanese Bros.Inc. plans to resume nighttime operations with blasting starting Sunday, March 18, 2012.

Update September 19, 2011 -- Controlled blasting is scheduled to begin on Route 1 South on September 21, 2011. Route 1 will be closed in both directions for brief periods of time during blasting. Work will take place between 10:00 PM and 3:00 AM and may continue into the upcoming weeks. The blasting activity will start at the Salvation Army and work toward Walnut Street.


For more information on this project, contact Jeff McLaughlin,
(617) 660-7976.

Project Map
thumbnail of project map - saugus pipeline


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Posted September 19, 2011

Updated November 2, 2012