TOWN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
August 18, 2016
OLD CONNECTICUT PATH EAST
Road reclamation has been completed and the application of the binder coat of pavement is underway and is scheduled to be completed by Saturday August 21, weather permitting. Construction will continue through the week of
August 22, the manholes and catch basins will be raised in preparation of the application of the top-coat of pavement. Paving will take place during daytime hours – resident access will be maintained but the road will be closed to through traffic. Please anticipate delays, follow the direction of police officers on-site, and drive with caution.
ROUTE 30, EAST PLAIN, SCHOOL STREET INTERSECTION
The construction to permanently reconfigure the intersection of Route 30, East Plain Street, and School Street is well under way, and is scheduled to be completed within the next few weeks. At times, motorists may experience minor delays – please drive with caution and follow the direction of police officers on-site.
FIVE PATHS (OLD CONNECTICUT PATH & COCHITUATE ROAD) INTERSECTION
Upgrades to the Five Paths intersection are scheduled to begin within the next few weeks. In-road construction will be minimal – the project will primarily consist of an upgrade to the traffic signals and pedestrian crossings. During construction, motorists may experience minor delays at times.
ROUTE 27 & 30 INTERSECTION
Upgrades to the intersection of Route 27 and Route 30 are currently beginning. This project is being completed by Newport Construction under the direction of MassDOT, and is scheduled to occur in phases over the next 18 months. Every effort will be made
by the State to minimize traffic disruption, including performing work at night when needed. During this project, please anticipate delays and follow all construction signage as well as the direction of on-site police officers. Please direct any questions regarding this project to MassDOT at 877-623-6846.
COCHITUATE GAS MAIN INSTALLATION
National Grid will be installing new gas lines on several streets in Cochituate. This project is being completed by Neuco Construction under the direction of National Grid, and is scheduled to occur over the next 9 weeks. The contractor is scheduled to begin work on Shawmut Avenue, followed by Harrison Street, then Bradford Street; with construction on each road scheduled to last 2-3 weeks. Resident access will be maintained throughout the project, but please drive with caution and follow the direction of on-site police officers. Please direct any questions regarding this project to National Grid at
COCHITUATE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT
Utilizing C.C. Construction as contractor, the Town will be replacing water main on Main Street between Damon Street and East/West Plain Street as well as on Bradford Street, Shawmut Avenue, and Harrison Street. Work is scheduled to commence within the next week. Every effort will be made to minimize traffic disruptions, including the completion of work on the Main Street portion between 7:00pm and 5:00am.
We appreciate the understanding of residents as the Town of Wayland, State of Massachusetts, and Utility Companies coordinate our efforts to take advantage of the construction season to complete these necessary infrastructure improvements. For continued status updates, please follow the DPW’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WaylandDPW/.
WATER BAN UPGRADE
August 17, 2016
Effective immediately, The Water Division is upgrading its level of Water Use Restriction to the following:
- Underground sprinklers & above ground sprinklers attached to hoses: Underground and above ground sprinkler use is prohibited until the termination of the Water Ban.
- Handheld Hose: Handheld hose watering is permitted after 5:00pm.
On August 12th, The Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs upgraded the Drought Status for the Northeast Region of the State to a Drought Warning. Areas within the Drought Warning, including Wayland, are currently experiencing precipitation levels 5 to 8 inches below normal. Our Water System is currently keeping up with daily water demand, but the ground water levels measured at our sources are below normal.
The increase in water use restrictions is vital to ensure the supply of potable drinking water and to provide water for fire protection.
For more information please visit www.wayland.ma.us and click on the DPW tab. If you have any questions, please contact the DPW Office at 508-358-3674. For more info on why conservation measures are necessary, please visit the Water Division's Water Ban Q&a page.