Bedford Street Sewer
Force Main Rehabilitation Project Phase 2
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.
Sabourin Field Renovation ( New Synthetic Turf )
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.
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.
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