MAY 17, 2012
Final paving will begin on Monday, May 21, 2012. This work will cause lane restrictions, with possible alternating traffic. It may also cause traffic delays and affect parking. For work locations and a more detailed paving schedule, please read the contractor's Paving Notice (PDF).
MAY 4, 2012
Please be advised next week RJV will continue to work on the stretch of Washington Street between Adams and River Streets. The permanent trench repair in the next section is from curbside to curbside and will require a shutdown of the road for the next week. Contractors are still on a Monday through Thursday schedule. They are using concrete as a sub base for the roadway, and as mentioned last week, this requires more set up time and a longer time to cure.
MARCH 21, 2012
MWRA’s contractor is back to complete site restoration work such as repaving and sidewalk repair. The work should be completed by the end of July, 2012.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
Road Closure Notice - Washington Street from Dorchester Avenue/Adams Street to River Street in Dorchester will closed at 7AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. It will reopen in the afternoon or early evening of Thursday, September 8. The road closure is necessary to allow contractors to perform installation of pipes, interconnections and valves. It is likely that a similar road closure will occur again, during the week of September 12. We will keep you updated on the potential road closure as work progresses.
Project Update - Pipe installation along Washington Street progressed well this week. The contractor encountered less ledge and rock than expected. The contractor will need to revisit the site at Dunkin Donuts to reassemble and hand-finish the pipe with concrete. Similar work will also take place at Richmond and Washington Street. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.
JULY 25, 2011
Road Closure Notice - A portion of Washington Street, Dorchester, will be closed Monday mornings through late Thursday evenings from August 1 to the end of September, 2011.
The affected area, marked on the map in blue, runs between the intersection of Washington Street and River Street and the intersection of Washington Street, Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue. Only this section of Washington Street will be closed; the rest of the street and its surrounding roads will remain open as usual.
The road closure is necessary as MWRA and its contractor, RJV, continue work on the Southern Spine Distribution Mains project. The MWRA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
JUNE 24, 2011
The additional work performed this morning was completed just before 9:30am.
JUNE 3, 2011
The entire length of the pipe from Morton Street to Adams Street and Medway was inspected and determined to be clean. The welding contractor has been on site and has been welding the joints and other small spots along the pipeline. The welding portion of the project is moving along and will continue for the next few weeks. On Monday June 6, the contractor will begin to work on Adams Street just opposite the entrance/exit to the Baker Chocolate condominiums just on the Boston side of the bridge. At this time two-way traffic will be maintained. Residents of Baker Chocolate that are exiting will be able to head into Boston or Milton. At this location the work involved will be for a period of approximately two weeks.
MAY 20, 2011
Despite the weather, the contractor was able to work Monday through Thursday and maintain the project schedule. As mentioned last week the cleaning and lining contractor started work and this week they were onsite again. They worked all week and were able to clean the pipeline from Morton Street all the way to Adams Street/Medway. The cleaning process basically scrapes down the interior of the pipe to create a clean, smooth surface. On Monday our consultant will access the pipe for inspection. If the pipe is determined to be clean then the welding contractor will continue the repair, and pipe joint work within the pipe. This work will continue at all access pit locations throughout the week.
MAY 13, 2011
Next week you will find construction activity near access pits.
This past week we began the process of cleaning the pipeline in preparation for the concrete lining. The cleaning began at the access pit located on Morton and Sanford Streets. That cleaning process moves to the Washington and Richmond Streets location, advances to Washingto and River Streets, then to the pit at Dunkin Donuts and finally at the Adams Street and Medway location. Welding began this past week and will continue for the following weeks within the pipeline. Next week’s forecast looks a bit wet. If the Monday through Thursday work schedule is interrupted by rain the contractor may elect to work on the Friday of that week to make up for the loss of time and maintain our construction schedule. The MWRA would like to once again thank Mr. Jeb Dolan, Dolans Funeral Home, for his continued generosity with regard to the use of his parking area.
MAY 6, 2011
The access pits at the following locations have been built:
The access pit on Washington Street at River should be completed by Monday, May 9.
Please keep in mind the access pits are built to provide access for construction personnel to enter the pipe to perform various construction activities. These areas will be active for the next month to allow the contractor to clean the pipeline, weld weak areas of the pipe and joints, and finally line the interior of the pipe with concrete. Both cleaning and welding within these areas will begin next week.
Traffic seems to be moving within the Lower Mills area. Some of the locations of the access pits are difficult and the Boston police details are trying very hard to keep traffic moving in a reasonable manner.
The MWRA is making up sandwich boards for a couple of businesses within the Washington Street construction zone to inform customers of short term temporary parking availability at locations previously mentioned. They should be available within the next week or two.
April 28, 2011: LOWER MILLS, DORCHESTER (BOSTON) -- Please be advised the MWRA’s contractor RJV has nearly completed the access pit on Washington Street at Richmond Street. The area will now be plated until the cleaning and lining construction work begins.
April 21, 2011: LOWER MILLS, DORCHESTER (BOSTON) -- Short Term Parking: Shaws and CVS will allow short term parking for customers of Lower Mills shopping area. Mr. Dolan from Dolans Funeral Home has also offered short term parking during times when it will not interfere with wakes or funerals.
April 8, 2011: LOWER MILLS, DORCHESTER (BOSTON) -- Phase 1 work, marked in YELLOW, will take place on Washington Street between River Street and Morton Street. Work will involve the cleaning and lining of a water pipe. Three access pits and a ventilation pit will be built to allow personnel access to clean and line the pipe.
March 31, 2011: LOWER MILLS, DORCHESTER (BOSTON ) -- From April 18 through the end of May, 2011, MWRA construction will impact the areas of Washington Street marked on the map in YELLOW. This work phase includes 3 access pits along Washington Street between Morton Street and River Street.
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