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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PROJECT UPDATE

Updated:

December 28, 2022

Contact:

MWRA Public Affairs


Wachusett Dam Bastion Improvements (Contract 7697)

image of location

About this Project:

Select Demolition, which consists of removal, cataloging, and storage of granite blocks, of the walls of the Bastion Building.  Re-installation of removed granite blocks.

  • Demolition and reconstruction of the roof of the Bastion Building.
  • Demolition, which consists of removal, cataloging, and storage of granite stair blocks, and re-installation of the granite stairs attached to the Bastion Building.
  • Demolition, which consists of removal, cataloging, and storage, of granite parapet wall blocks, and re-installation of the parapet walls around the roof of the Bastion Building.
  • Asbestos and lead abatement
  • Replacement of 2 aluminum windows
  • Miscellaneous crack repair

This $435,044 contract was awarded in January 2022 to to Kleinfedler Northeast Inc. Contract duration is approximately 15 months.

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Project Updates:

December 28, 2022

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Upcoming Work:

  • Install Waterproofing on Roof
  • Place second topping slab on Roof
  • Replace parapet blocks
  • Perform crack repair on interior of building
  • Repair Patio
  • Install new door
  • Install railing

Reinstalled Granite Blocks

Placed Archstone over doorway

Bastion building from Archway bridge

Interior north wall concrete

Interior of building beams, roof planks and drain

Formed installed rebar and placed concrete for stairs

Formed, installed rebar and placed concrete for stairs

Rebar at the top of the landing

Partial placement on concrete stairs and heating blankets to keep everything warm

Hardened concrete on bottom of stairway and formed the rest going up

November 7, 2022

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Upcoming Work:

  • Place topping slab on roof planks
  • Begin replacement of granite blocks
  • Re-energize 13.8 KV cable (scheduled for 11/7/22)
  • Install waterproofing on roof

North Wall demolition

North Wall rebar installation complete

Pumper truck for North Wall replacement

Roof Beams installed

August 9, 2022

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Upcoming Work:

  • Removal of roof planks and beams
  • Removal, labeling and storage of Parapet blocks
  • Begin demolition of concrete walls

Floor installation and building supports

Floor installation

Removal of granite capstone at Stairwell

Removal of Roof and Abestos Mastic (bagged to keep the asbestos from spreading)

High winds caused scaffolding to fall apart but will be repaired

June 29, 2022

Work Completed:

  • Installed structural monitoring points
  • Removed windows and frames
  • Built enclosure around electrical equipment to remain
  • Installed engineer’s field trailer
  • Continued work on roadway improvements
  • Installed temporary fencing around project
  • Submitted demolition plan
  • Submitted electrical demolition plan
  • Shut down power to 13.8KV cable

Upcoming Work:

  • Injection grouting of wall cracks
  • Injection grouting of wall cracks
  • Install doka dance floor
  • Install interior wall shoring
  • Install support for cable tray
  • Begin removal of roofing topping slab

Installed filter sock

Installed floats for external scaffolding

Building work platform for external scaffolding

Installation of turbidity curtain

April 28, 2022

Project updates will be posted throughout the period of construction.


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