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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
PROJECT UPDATE

Updated

Date:

April 8, 2017

April 1, 2016

Contact:

Jeffrey McLaughlin
(617) 305-5762, Jeffrey.McLaughlin@mwra.com


Update for MWRA Northern Intermediate High
Project in Stoneham and Wakefield
(MWRA Contract 7478)

Overview of work to be performed in Stoneham under MWRA Contract 7478

About This Project

The Northern Intermediate High Project will provide water system redundancy to MWRA's Northern Immediate High service area, which serves the fully-supplied communities of Reading and Stoneham and to the partially-supplied communities of Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn.

MWRA supplies water to the Northern Intermediate High service communities through a single transmission main: Section 89. Because there is currently no fully-redundant pipeline for Section 89, it can not be taken out of service for inspection and repairs. The potential loss of Section 89 would result in a rapid loss of service in Reading, Stoneham and Woburn, and possible water restrictions in Wakefield, Wilmington and Winchester.

MWRA is installing a total of 36,000 linear feet of new water main varying in diameter from 12-in to 48-inch (Sections 110 and 112) and appurtenances such as valves, that will provide water system redundancy and allow MWRA to take Section 89 out of service for inspection and rehabilitation.

This work is to be performed through four construction contracts. The first contract was completed in May 2015.  The overall project is expected to be complete in June 2019.

For more information, please contact Jeff McLaughlin at (617) 305-5762.

Work in Stoneham:

Under Contract 7478, MWRA contractors will install 7,800 linear feet of 48-inch diameter water main (Section 110) in Stoneham.

This work is expected to commence Spring 2016 and be complete in September, 2018.

For more information, please contact Jeff McLaughlin at (617) 305-5762.

Updates

April 7, 2017

A reminder that the MWRA will hold a public meeting on the MWRA Section 110 Northern Intermediate High Project (MWRA Contract 7478) in Stoneham:

Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:00 PM
Stoneham Town Hall
35 Central Street, Stoneham, MA

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority recently awarded the Northern Intermediate High (NIH) redundant water main construction contract to Albanese D&S Construction Company.  This project involves the installation of 7,800 feet of a 48 inch water pipeline within the town of Stoneham.  The contract also includes the installation of new water valves and new meters.  Albanese D&S plans on performing the work in phases.

The first phase of work will begin the week of April 10, 2017.  This phase of work involves the installation of a temporary water bypass system.  The bypass system will be in place until late fall of 2017.  Once this first phase of work is complete then the contractor will begin to install the 48 inch water line.  The current area of work will take place on Cottage Street between Lindenwood Road and Williams Street.  Work hours will be from Monday through Friday from 7AM-5PM. 

The MWRA has met with Stoneham’s’ DPW office, Police and Fire Departments, and other offices to review the construction plans, traffic plans, police detail plans, and other important information to insure the project advances with everyone’s cooperation.   

As mentioned you will begin to see this construction activity beginning the  week of April 10th.  Construction activity will increase as the weather improves.  For more information on the project please visit the MWRA.com web site and search for The Northern Intermediate High (NIH) project.  If you have any questions kindly contact MWRA’s community relations manager Jeff McLaughlin at 617-305-5762 or you may email him at Jeffrey.McLaughlin@mwra.com.

MWRA has recently developed a new notification system for communicating information to residents regarding construction projects, community meetings and more.  Once you sign up you will receive periodic updates on the progress of the construction project.  We encourage all residents to sign up at http://www.mwra.com/updates/everbridge/join.html.

April 5, 2017

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority invites you to attend a public meeting on the MWRA Section 110 Northern Intermediate High Project (MWRA Contract 7478) in Stoneham and Wakefield:

Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:00 PM
Stoneham Town Hall
35 Central Street, Stoneham, MA

To receive electronic project updates please register your email address with the MWRA Alerts Service, provided through Everbridge.

If you have any questions kindly email Jeff McLaughlin or call (617) 305-5762.

April 1, 2016

We will post project updates in this section.

To receive electronic project updates please register your email address with the MWRA Alerts Service, provided through Everbridge.

If you have any questions kindly email Jeff McLaughlin or call (617) 305-5762.

About the Northern Intermediate High Project

MWRA contract 7478 in Stoneham and Wakefield is part of MWRA's Northern Intermediate High Project, which is broken down into four separate construction contracts with different locations:

  • Contract 7478: the construction of 7,800 linear feet of 48-inch diameter transmission main in Stoneham and 3,000 linear feet of 12-inch diameter transmission main to serve Wakefield Meter 229. Construction of this contact is expected to begin in May 2016 and be completed by December 2017. Details and updates are on this page.

  • Contract 7066 (complete): the construction of 2,400 linear feet of 36-inch water transmission main in Reading, coordinated with the MassDOT road reconstruction project on West Street.  This contract was completed in May 2015.

  • Contract 7471 (Section 110):  the construction of 8,800 linear feet of 36-inch water transmission main Woburn and Reading. Work began on March 28, 2016 and is expected to be complete in December, 2017.

  • Contract 7067: the construction of 13,200 linear feet of 48-inch diameter transmission main in Stoneham. Construction of this contact is expected to begin in July 2016 and be completed by June 2019.


For more information, please contact Jeff McLaughlin at (617) 305-5762.

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