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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


January 11, 2017


Jeffrey McLaughlin
(617) 305-5762,

Public Meeting on Upcoming MWRA Project in Dedham

Location of work, Revere

On Wednesday January 25, 2017 the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will hold a public meeting to discuss plans to install a new water pipeline in Dedham.

MWRA Public Meeting:

7:00 p.m.

Endicott Estates
656 East Street, Dedham

MWRA’s Southern Extra High service area provides drinking water to Canton, Dedham, Norwood, Stoughton, Westwood, portions of Brookline and Milton, as well as the Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park sections of Boston. Five communities in the southern portion of the service area (Canton, Norwood, Dedham, Westwood, and Stoughton) use approximately 5 million gallons per day on average and are served by a single water transmission main known as Section 77. Section 77 is one of MWRA’s older transmission lines, installed in the 1950s.

The Southern Extra High Redundancy Project will provide redundancy to Section 77 to ensure water service in the event of a break on Section 77. The project is separated into three separate construction contracts. The first contract, currently ongoing, will install approximately 11,000 linear feet of 36-inch diameter water main within DCR’s Stony Brook Reservation in Boston from the West Roxbury Parkway, across Washington Street, along Enneking Parkway and end at the Boston city line with Dedham on the Dedham Parkway. The contractor, P. Gioioso & Sons, is scheduled to complete this work in the fall of 2018. 

The two additional contracts are within the Town of Dedham. One will continue on Dedham Boulevard toward and through East Dedham Square, cross Milton Street onto Walnut, Mt. Vernon, and Jefferson Streets, ending just before East Street. This contract is scheduled to be awarded in the spring or summer 2017.

The third contract continues on Jefferson Street crossing East Street onto Rustcraft Road and then crosses under the commuter rail at Dedham Corporate Station in the direction of the East Street rotary and will travel under route 128 into Westwood. This contract is expected to be awarded by fall 2017.

All roads where the new pipe is installed will be completely paved at the end of each contract from curb to curb. Any sidewalks where the pipe is installed will also be reconstructed as new within the limits of the earthwork at the end of each contract. 

Both contracts two and three are scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.

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For more information, please contact Jeff McLaughlin at (617) 305-5762 or MWRA's 24-hour water line at (617) 305-5950.


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Updated January 11, 2017