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Bedford Street Sewer Force Main Rehabilitation Project Phase 2



The Bedford Selectmen recently awarded a second contract to Revoli Construction Co. to reline the Town’s 20-inch diameter sewer force main along Bedford Street in Lexington between Eldred Street and North Hancock Street.  This is a continuation of the work to install a HDPE liner to avert any additional failures of the force main.

In order to perform this work, the existing sewer main will be taken out of service and a temporary pipe will be set above ground on the south side of Bedford Street.   The temporary pipe will cross under the driveways to allow full access.  Several pits will be installed in the middle of the roadway to facilitate the insertion of the liner.

The project is scheduled to begin the week of August 10th and continue thru October.  Work hours will be Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Bedford Street will remain open at all times, although traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction when the Contractor is working at the access pits.  The Lexington Police Department will have traffic control officers on site at all times.  There will be one night in mid-September when the contractor will be working from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am to connect the by-pass pipe at either end of the project. 

            Bedford’s consultant, Weston & Sampson Engineers, will be overseeing this project.  Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Bedford DPW at (781) 275-7605.  Thank you for your patience throughout this project.

Phase 2 Sewer Force Main Drawing

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Bedford Street Sewer

Force Main Rehabilitation Project Phase 2

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Water Main Improvment Project
Loomis Street, South Road, Railroad Avenue


The Bedford Selectmen recently awarded a contract to Biszko Contracting Corp. to clean and line the water mains on Loomis Street, Railroad Avenue and South Road between Loomis Street and Great Road.  The cleaning and lining process scrapes off deposits within the water main and then applies a cement lining on the inside of the pipe to prohibit the future growth of rust.  During the project, any old galvanized water services will be replaced with copper pipe to avoid future maintenance problems.

          In order to perform this work, the existing water main is taken out of service.  Temporary service pipe will be installed above ground and properties will be connected to the temporary pipe.  Hydrant connections will be set to maintain emergency fire protection throughout the project. 

The work will start on Railroad Avenue so that that section is complete before school opens in September.   Summer work hours will be Monday thru Thursday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, weather dependent.  After Labor Day, the work will be Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.  The roads will remain open, although minor delays around the construction site should be expected.    

            Bedford Water Division personnel will be overseeing this project.  Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the DPW at (781) 275-7605. 

2015 Loomis St, South Rd, Railroad Ave Plans


Great Road Water Main Project:


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Roadway Reconstruction

           Roadway reconstruction


  • Hancock Street
  • Hillside Avenue
  • Springs Road
  • Brown Street
  • Hamilton Road
  • Hunt Road
  • Nickerson Road
  • Wayte Road

    The Bedford Department of Public Works has scheduled roadway reconstruction work along the above noted streets starting in early July.  The first phase includes replacement of old aluminum drain pipes and deteriorated catch basins. During the week of July 22nd, the existing pavement will be pulverized to a  gravel base, graded and repaved in two courses.Work hours will be 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, weather dependent.
    The roads will  remain open, although delays and rough surfaces should be expected. Driveways will be ramped down to the temporary gravel surface, but will be adjusted before the final paving. Motorists are cautioned that there will be raised structures in the roadway prior to the finish course of pavement being installed. The work should be complete by Labor Day.
    Thank you for your patience. If you need additional information, contact the Department of Public Works at
    (781) 275-7605.

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Great Road Improvements at Bedford Marketplace


In early May, James T. Lynch Construction Co., the site contractor for the Bedford Marketplace, will be working in Great Road to install minor traffic improvements related to the redevelopment of the plaza.  A left turn lane will be added at the existing traffic control signals, although vehicles will still be able to enter from an (unsignalized) left turn lane west of the signals.  All left turns exiting the site will still have to be made at the traffic signals.  Right turns entering in or exiting from the site can be made at the signals, or at either of the two new driveways.  New pavement markings and a concrete strip will be installed once the site driveways have been completed.  The attached plan shows the proposed improvements.

Bedford Marketplace Traffic Plans

Sewer System Investigation Project Spring 2015


The Bedford Selectmen recently awarded a contract to Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. to continue its investigation of deficiencies in the Town’s sewer system that can lead to extra costs and potential overflows.  Weston & Sampson crews will be opening sewer manholes in the areas shown on the attached map.  They will be checking for groundwater (infiltration) or other sources of water (inflow) that should not be entering the sewer system.  Once these sources of Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) have been identified, the Town will issue a future contract to seal any leaking manholes and address any illegal connections. By removing extraneous sources of flow in the sewers, the risk of sewer backups and overflows will be reduced.  Additionally, the Town will not incur costs to pump and treat essentially clean water.

The work will be conducted primarily within the Town’s right-of-way and along existing cross-country easements.  Private residences will not be affected.  Weston & Sampson vehicles and crews are clearly marked.  They will be on site between May 14 and June 12.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at (781)  275-7605.

Sewer System Investigation Locus

Communications Tower Project


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Lexington Bikepath Reconstruction

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Eversource Tree removal Program


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