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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
October 24, 2012

Tom Lindberg
MWRA Community Relations Manager for Waltham
(617) 660-7974,

Ria Convery
(617) 788-1105,

MWRA Contractor to Conduct Soil Boring
and Test Pit Work in Waltham

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is planning to upgrade water transmission pipes in your area. As part of the design effort, MWRA has hired Green International Affiliates, Inc. and other firms to perform sub-surface exploration activities on/near existing pipelines or in areas where new water pipes could be constructed.

The soil boring and test pit activities involve blocking off a small area of the road with a truck and a boring rig, digging and drilling down to a depth of 15 to 35 feet and removing the soil samples.

At each location the work will take 4-5 hours. MWRA has 13 sites planned for Waltham. The locations are listed in the table below.

Proposed Test Probe Locations

Test Probe Proposed Location
P-503 Lexington St at Intersection with Trapelo Rd
P-504 Lexington St approximately 415 feet south of Trapelo Rd
P-505 Lexington St at Intersection with Stearns Hill Road
P-506 Lexington St approximately 130 feet north of Brookway Rd
P-507 Lexington St approximately 120 feet south of Brookway Rd
P-508 Lexington St approximately 200 feet north of Lake St/Bishops Forest Dr
P-509 Lexington St at Intersection with Lake St/Bishops Forest Dr
P-510 Lexington St approximately 280 feet north of College Farm Rd/Near YMCA Driveway
P-511 Lexington St approximately 200 feet south of College Farm Rd
P-512 Lexington St approximately 220 feet north of Woodcliff Dr
P-513 Lexington St approximately 180 feet south of Woodcliff Dr/Near 599-601
Lexington Street
P-514 Lexington St approximately 50 feet north of Stanley Rd/Near 561 Lexington Street
P-515 Lexington St approximately 250 feet north of Lincoln

Work will begin the week of October 29, 2012 and occur between 9AM and 3PM, Monday through Friday. Construction Zone Safety Plans, including local police details in certain locations, will be provided for traffic control, and ensuring worker and general public safety in each area.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Tom Lindberg
MWRA Community Relations Manager for Waltham
(617) 660-7974,


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Posted October 24, 2012