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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PROJECT UPDATE

Date:

Updated October 8, 2019

Contact:

Jeffrey McLaughlin
(617) 305-5762, Jeffrey.McLaughlin@mwra.com


Update for MWRA Southern Extra High Pipeline Project,
Dedham North (MWRA Contracts 7504 and 7505)

overview of work area

Overview of work to be performed in Dedham under MWRA Contract 7504

About this Project:

This project will provide water service redundancy for Boston, Canton, Norwood, Stoughton, and Dedham‐Westwood, through construction of a redundant pipeline. The project will also increase distribution storage within the service area to improve system operation and reliability. Work will include the construction of a pipeline from the Bellevue storage tank to East Street in Westwood.

Contract 2 of the Southern Extra High pipeline project has started. The contractor, P. Gioioso and Sons, has completed their first phases of work which involved the protection and wrapping of trees along the pipeline alignment.  Other trees have been marked and removed along Dedham Blvd and further along the alignment. The first phase of pipe work involves the installation of a new drainage line along with the primary focus of installing the new 36” water line.  This work began in the area of Emmett Avenue to just beyond Charity Lane.  Once the drain line has been installed the contractor will go back and begin to install the new 36” water line within Dedham Blvd. from the Boston line and head in the direction of Emmett Avenue.  This work will be continuous with traffic detours in place on a daily basis. Traffic detours are described below.

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Traffic Impacts:

Dedham Blvd will be closed in both directions from Sawmill Lane to Alwin St. except for abutters.  Southbound will be detoured at Alwin St to Turtle Pond Parkway onto River St.  Northbound will be detoured onto Milton St. to River St and Turtle Pond Parkway.

Walnut Street will be closed in both directions from Whiting Avenue to Milton Street.  The detour will utilize Whiting Avenue, River Street and Milton Street.


The contractor plans on utilizing a second crew and they will begin on Walnut Street at Oakdale Avenue heading South towards Mt. Vernon Street.  This crew plans to begin the 36 inch water pipeline installation work on Monday, March 5, 2018.  Residents in this area will begin to see preliminary work involving surveys, test borings and pits, tree protection, and the installation of the 36” pipe.   All roads where the new pipe is installed will be paved from curb to curb at the end of this contract.  This contract (two) is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.

MWRA has developed a notification system for communicating information to residents regarding construction projects, community meetings and more.  Once you sign up you will receive periodic updates on the progress of the construction project, as well as traffic detour updates.  We encourage all residents to sign up at http://www.mwra.com/updates/everbridge/join.html.  This construction project is named the Southern Extra High Pipeline - Section 111 (Dedham North), Contract 7504.  

This contract (“Contract 2”) is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.

For more information, please call Jeff McLaughlin at MWRA at (617)305-5762 or by email at Jeffrey.McLaughlin@mwra.com.

Project Updates

October 8, 2019

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Construction Update - Contract 7504

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Pipeline disinfection complete

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Concrete pour at Mother Brook Bridge

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Hatches at Mother Brook Bridge

Upcoming Work:

Bridge work - ongoing.

 

Construction Update - Contract 7505

Work Progress

Paving – start now, complete in Spring.

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Installation of 36-inch ductile iron pipe on Rustcraft Road

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36-inch pipe on Rustcraft Road

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Vertical bends on Rustcraft Road

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Drain work on Rustcraft Road

September 12, 2019

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Construction Update - Contract 7504

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Concrete pour at Mother Brook Bridge

Concrete at Mother Brook Bridge

Concrete at Mother Brook Bridge

Test of disinfection equipment

Construction Update - Contract 7505

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Installation of 36-inch ductile iron pipe on Rustcroft Road

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36-inch ductile iron pipe on Rustcraft Road

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Excavation on Lower Rustcraft Road

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Horizontal gate valve

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Service replacements

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Allied Drive installed up to rotary

August 7, 2019

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Work Update, contract 7504:

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Thrust block on East side of Mother Brook Bridge

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Demolition at Mother Brook Bridge

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Demolition at Mother Brook Bridge

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Transition coupling installation

Work Update, contract 7505:

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Installation of 36" ductile iron pipe under DI culvert and plastic drain on Rustcraft Road

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Catch basin on Rustcraft Road

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Installation of DWWD 12' main on Rustcraft Road

June 4, 2019

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Work Update, contract 7504:

  • Pipe installed and 100% complete

Connecting ductile to steel on west side of Mother Brook Bridge

Steel pipe at east side of Mother Brook Bridge Crossing

Prepping for deck at Mother Brook Bridge

Restoration of drainage swale at Walnut Street Bridge

Work Update, contract 7505:

  • Installing pipe on Rustcraft Road
  • Installing pipe on Allied Drive
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Crane at East Street rotary for valve vault installation

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MWRA gate valve vault at East Street rotary (end of Allied Drive near Rte 95)

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Working on Allied Drive

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Installing Pipe on Rustcraft Road

June 4, 2019

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Work Update, contract 7504:

  • Ductile pipe almost complete
  • Pressure testing to be completed

Steel pipe being set at Walnut Street Bridge Crossing

Steel pipe being installed

Installing vent pipe at Walnut Street Bridge

Temporary paving on Walnut Street and Mt. Vernon

Work Update, contract 7505:

  • Completed DWWD main on lower portion of Rustcraft Road
  • Completed MWRA valve vault near East Street
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DWWD main being installed

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MWRA gate valve vault

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Began installing MWRA 36-inch pipe on Rustcraft Road

May 3, 2019

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Work Update, contract 7504:

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Steel pipe set up at Walnut Street Bridge crossing

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Supporting pole at Walnut Street Bridge

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Mother Brook Bridge: crane set up

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Steel beam installation

Work Update, contract 7505:

Dedham Westwood Water District 12-inch pipe installation

Prepping for installation of MWRA gate valve vault

 

April 8, 2019

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Work Update, contract 7504:

  • Erosion control installed
  • Tree protection being installed
  • Starting pipe work in April
  • Traffic message boards will be in place at both ends of work
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Erosion control in place

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Portable message signs in place at both ends of work

March 11, 2019

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Work Update, contract 7504:
Progress of pipe installed: 99% complete

Valve vault at Walnut Street Bridge

Mother Brook - West Abutment

January 30, 2019

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Work Update, contract 7504:
Progress of pipe installed: 93% complete.

Progress Photos, contract 7504:

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Piple installation on Walnut Street

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Pipe installation at Jefferson Street and Mt. Vernon

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Pouring the East abutment footing

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Prepping the West abutment footing

Work Update, contract 7505:

  • Submittal
  • Consultant evaluating jack and bore method preferred by MBTA
  • Revising sequencing to compensate for revised MBTA crossing
  • The plan is to start pipe installation in the Spring
  • Dedham now has a sewer rehab project on Rustcraft Road - coordination is ongoing.

December 1, 2018

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Construction Update for Southern Extra High Project, Dedham North (MWRA Contract 7504)

Notice: Existing bridge to be shut down for 2-3 days in February for crane setup for steel installation.

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Construction progress

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Pipe installation in Milton Street

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Utilities and rock

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Pipe installation on Jefferson Street

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Pipe installation on Jefferson Street

Construction Update for Southern Extra High Project, Contract 7505

Work update:

  • Consultant borings at MBTA Crossing completed evaluating jack and bore method preferred by MBTA.
  • Dedham/Westwood main on Rustcraft will begin in the Spring.

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Drilling for soil characterization

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MBTA Dedham Corporate Station Crossing

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November 1, 2018

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Progress Photos - 7504

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Pipe installation on Mount Vernon

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Blow-off manhole on Sawmill Lane

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Thrust block formed for bend in Milton Street

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Gate valve installed on Jefferson Street

Work Update - 7505

  • Pre-drilling starts in November
  • Consultant borings started at MBTA Crossing

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MBTA Dedham Corporate Station Crossing

October 1, 2018

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Work Update - Contract 7504

  • Project 46% complete
  • Progress of pipe installed: 67% complete

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Installing pipe on Mount Vernon

Installing air valve manhole Mount Vernon

Progress Photos - Contract 7505

MBTA Dedham Corprate Station crossing

 

May 4, 2018

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Progress Photos

Installing pipe on Mt. Vernon Street

Pipe on Mount Vernon Street

Pipe on Mount Vernon Street

Installing pipe and manholes on Mount Vernon Street

Installing pipe and manholes on Mount Vernon Street

Installing pipe on Dedham Boulevard

Installing pipe on Dedham Boulevard

Installing pipe on Dedham Boulevard

Installing pipe on Dedham Boulevard

May 4, 2018

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Progress Photos

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Pipe being installed under existing utilities on Walnut Street

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Pipe and bend installed on Walnut Street

rock removal

Rock removal on Dedham Parkway

Rock removal

Rock removal

May 4, 2018

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Construction Photos

24-inch REP drain installation on Dedham Boulevard

Pipe installation on Walnut Street

April 11, 2018

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Installation of 24-inch drain on Dedham Boulevard

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Ledge removal on Dedham Boulevard

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Pipe installation on Walnut Street

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Air valve manhole on Walnut Street

 

March 6, 2018

Construction Update

Second work crew on Walnut Street started on Monday, March 5.

Upcoming work:

Installing drain on Dedham Boulevard

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24-inch RCP drain installation on Dedham Boulevard

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Setting drain manholes on Dedham Boulevard

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Ledge removal on Dedham Boulevard

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Ledge removal on Dedham Boulevard

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Pipeline laid out on Mount Vernon

February 13, 2018

Construction Update

The contractor has started the installation of the DCR 24-inch drain on Dedham boulevard.  They have also been working on sewer inspection and rehabilitation, pre-drilling for ledge removal and tree trimming/removal along the pipeline route.  The Contractor had planned to have a second crew working on Walnut Street in January, but this has been pushed back to late February at the earliest.

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Erosion control installed

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Pre-drilling for rock on Dedham Boulevard

RCP drain

24-inch RCP drain being installed on Dedham Blvd.

hoe ramming rock

Hoe ramming rock

tree removal

Tree removal on Dedham Blvd

tv inspection

TV inspection of existing sewers is ongoing

 

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Contact

For more information, please contact Jeff McLaughlin at (617) 305-5762.

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