Construction Alerts

Anticipated Schedule for May 10, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
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Last Updated: 5/07/2021

MWRA Metropolitan Water Tunnel Program Updates:

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will be conducting field work to support a major Water Supply Tunnel Program in the Metropolitan Boston Area. The two proposed water tunnels will improve reliability for our water infrastructure and allow our aging existing water tunnel system to be rehabilitated without interrupting service.

MWRA has planned for geophysical survey activities along Evergreen Road and the Sudbury Aqueduct trail near St. Mary Street. Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 10, weather dependent, and occur typically between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Construction Zone Safety Plans, including local police details in certain locations, will be provided for traffic control, and ensuring worker and general public safety in each area.

Highway Division Updates:

The Department of Public Works Highway Division with a hired contractor (LAL Construction) will be rehabilitating the sidewalks and installing granite curbing on both sides of Oak Street from Marked Tree Road to Maple Street starting the week of May 3rd. (weather permitting).

Please take into consideration that paving operations may cause delays in getting in or out of your street\driveway.

Taylor St. (Hunnewell St. to Ardmore Rd.) Sidewalk rehab & Handicap Ramp installation work. beginning the week of April 19th, weather permitting.

Water, Sewer & Drains Division Updates:

The Department of Public Works, Water, Sewer & Drains Division will be replacing the water main on Alder Brook Lane beginning Monday April 26th, 2021. This work will run for approximately 30 days. Residents will be notified prior to any changes or scheduled water main shutdowns.

Engineering Updates:

The Engineering Division along with a hired contractor are conducting work at the RTS as part of their RTS Stomrwater Improvement project. The project aims to construct two forebays and one stormwater basin in the compost area. 

 Eversource Reliability Project Updates: 

Middlesex was in this week to restore the staging areas on either side of High Rock Street.

Next week, the restoration work will continue in these areas.  The schedule for the roadway restoration has not been finalized, but Eversource is anticipating starting the roadway restoration in mid-May.

Needham-Newton Corridor Project: 

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) starts construction Monday, December 7, in Needham on Highland Avenue from Webster Street to Highland Circle at the Charles River as part of the Needham-Newton Corridor Project. The work includes constructing retaining walls, utility infrastructure, stormwater drainage, roadway widening, and sidewalk reconstruction.  Work will occur from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Two-way traffic and access to cross streets and driveways will be maintained at all times. Work is anticipated to progress through the winter until late summer/early fall 2021. For more information on the project and to sign up for advisories and notices, please visit the website at For questions or to report issues related to construction, please, law enforcement details, and advanced message boards will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.

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For questions or concerns call Needham DPW at 781-455-7550 x0