History of the Upper Neponset Valley Sewer
The Upper Neponset Valley Sewer was constructed between 1896 and 1902.
Why this project is needed
The original Upper Neponset Valley no longer has the hydraulic capacity to efficiently transport modern-day amounts of sewerage. As a result, this sewer overflows several times per year during very wet weather.
To bring the Upper Neponset Valley Sewer to appropriate hydraulic levels, MWRA must replace approximately 2.3 miles of sewer pipe in West Roxbury.
This project will reduce overflows to adjacent residential areas and water bodies in Brookline, Boston, Newton and Dedham.
The project is divided into two contracts:
MWRA Contract 6191
Replacement of 16,500 feet of sewer under the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, from Corey Street to Claire Motors. [Progress map]
MWRA's project contractor is P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc. of Hyde Park. The cost of the project is estimated at $36 million.
Construction start: April, 2005
MWRA Contract 6629
Construction of 1,600 feet of sewer in West Roxbury. Work will take place on LaGrange, Gardner and Baker Streets, and in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, as well as the Providence Highway (Rte. 1), VFW Parkway, and several side streets. [Progress map]
MWRA's project contractor is Albanese Brothers, Inc., of Dracut. The cost of the project is estimated at $8.3 million.
If you have questions about this project, please contact Jeffrey McLaughlin, MWRA Community Coordinator at (617) 660-7971, or via email.
April 7, 2011 10:27 AM