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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority



April 22, 2019

April 16, 2019


Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105,

MWRA Traffic Advisory and
Notice of Public Meeting for Stoneham

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is in the final phase of construction of a new water pipeline through the Town of Stoneham in order to provide critical redundancy for Stoneham and several other communities in order to ensure an adequate water supply in the event of a sudden break in an existing pipeline.

Beginning Monday, April 29, 2019, construction will begin primarily on Main Street and South Street in Stoneham as well as a small section of Marble Street (see Traffic Plan, PDF) Work on South Street will take up one fll lane of the roadway, limiting vehicular traffic to one lane. A detour will be put in place directing cars traveling east on South Street, around Spot Pond (via Fellsway West, Elm Street, and Woodland Road). MBTA buses and emergency vehicles are not subject to this detour. Police details will be utilized to provide traffic and pedestrian safety during construction. Construction work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This work is expected to take 5 to 7 months.

MWRA’s traffic engineers, with assistance from the Town of Stoneham, have developed traffic plans that will maintain traffic flow without increasing vehicular traffic on Wilson, Gorham, Parkway, Fairview and Upland.

MWRA will be holding an informational meeting in the Stoneham High School Auditorium on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss project specifics.

MWRA Informational Meeting

Stoneham High School Auditorium

Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to please contact Jeffrey McLaughlin at (617) 305-5762 or You can also sign up for project notifications through our Everbridge notfication service.


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Updated April 22, 2019