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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


December 2, 2020


Jeffrey McLaughlin
(617) 305-5762,

Notice of MWRA Work in Watertown for Pipeline Improvement

Locations of soil borings in Waltham (PDF)

Locations of soil borings in relation to MWRA Contract 6955: Intermediate High Pipeline Improvements Project- Watertown, Belmont, Arlington and Newton (PDF)

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is planning to upgrade water transmission pipes in Watertown. As part of the design effort, MWRA has hired CDM Smith, Inc. and other firms to perform sub-surface exploration activities on or near existing water pipelines.

The soil boring activities involve blocking off a small area of the road with a support truck and a boring rig, drilling down to a depth of 15 to 25 feet and removing the soil samples. At each location, the work is estimated to take 4-5 hours. MWRA has 48 sites planned for Watertown. The locations are shown in the table and overview plan attached. Notification letters will be sent to abutters.

Work will begin on Monday December 7, 2020 and will occur between 7AM and 4PM. Construction Zone Safety Plans include use of police details and traffic control devices related to worker and public safety at each boring location.

For information regarding this important project please contact:

Jeff McLaughlin, MWRA

Boring Approximate Street Address Private Property
Section 25
B-25-1 111 Mount Auburn St. No
B-25-2 129 Mount Auburn St. No
B-25-3 157 Mount Auburn St. No
B-25-4 186 Common St. No
B-25-5 208 Common St No
B-25-6 226 Common St. No
B-25-7 236 Common St. No
B-25-8 256 Common St. No
B-25-9 274 Common St. No
B-25-10 282 Common St. No
B-25-11 300 Common St. No
B-25-12 310 Common St. No
B-25-13 324 Common St. No
B-25-14 159 Mount Auburn St. No
B-25-15 161 Mount Auburn St. No
B-25-16 173 Mount Auburn St. No
B-25-17 183 Mount Auburn St. No
Boring Approximate Street Address Private Property
Section 25
B-25-18 200 Mount Auburn St. No
B-25-19 26 Russell Ave No
B-25-20 31 Russell Ave No
B-25-21 37 Russell Ave No
B-25-22 46 Russell Ave No
B-25-23 54 Russell Ave No
B-25-24 64 Russell Ave No
B-25-25 64 Russell Ave No
B-25-26 74 Russell Ave No
B-25-27 80 Russell Ave No
B-25-28 96 Russell Ave No
B-25-29 100 Russell Ave No
B-25-30 106 Russell Ave No
B-25-31 112 Russell Ave No
B-25-32 122 Russell Ave No
B-25-33 128 Russell Ave No
B-25-34 136 Russell Ave No
B-25-35 148 Russell Ave No
B-25-36 152 Russell Ave No
B-25-37 158 Russell Ave No
B-25-38 232 Bellevue Rd No
B-25-39 133 Bellevue Rd No
B-25-40 133 Bellevue Rd No
B-25-41 136 Bellevue Rd No
B-25-42 198 Bellevue Rd No
B-25-43 119 Robbins Rd No
B-25-44 185 Bellevue Rd No
B-25-45 172 Bellevue Rd No
Section 24
B-24-1 30 Irving St No
B-24-2 115 N. Beacon St. No
B-24-3 112 Irving St.


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Updated December 2, 2020