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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


October 18, 2017


Jeffrey McLaughlin
(617) 305-5762,

MWRA to Hold Public Meeting on Upcoming Project in Dedham

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On Monday October 30, 2017 the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will sponsor a public meeting to discuss plans to install a new water pipeline in Dedham. The meeting will be held at 7:00PM at Dedham Middle School, 70 Whiting Avenue, 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 (Section 77). Section 77 is one of MWRA’s older transmission lines, built in the 1950s.

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

The third contract will continue on Jefferson Street crossing East Street onto Rustcraft Road and then cross 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 the end of the year.

All roads where the new pipe is installed will be completely paved at the end of each contract from curb to curb.

For more information, please visit or contact Jeff McLaughlin at MWRA at 617-305-5762.

MWRA has 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. This construction project is called Dedham Southern Extra High, Section 111. 


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Updated October 19, 2017