Alcott and Independence Roads

Project: 2018 Roads Program 

Contacts for Roadway and Drainage Related Matters:
Nathan Chin, Assistant Public Works Engineer, Engineering Division 978-318-3210,

Valerie Doerrer, Public Works Engineer, Water & Sewer Division

General Contractor (Roadway work):
Lazaro Paving Corp.

Sub-Contractor (Drainage work):
James Fenton & Son Contracting, Inc.

Program Background:
The goal of the Town’s annual roads program is to recommend adequate investment in the Town’s 107 mile roadway network to ensure the network does not deteriorate to a point which would result in more costly periodic repairs.  Utility improvement opportunities are also identified and implemented within the roads program when appropriate. This can include drainage replacements or enhancements, water main and sewer main replacements and/or private utility expansions from National Grid (gas main), Verizon (Broadband internet/cable), etc.

Project Overview:
Alcott and Independence Roads is part of the 2018 Roads Program bid, which is valued at approximately $1,800,000. The project is scheduled to reconstruct existing roadways in the Alcott/Independence neighborhoods, as well as reconstruct Baker Avenue/Baker Avenue Extension and Dee Road. In addition to roadway improvements, these roads will have major water and drainage infrastructure improvements.

Scope of Work:
Work Phase I: Water & Drainage System Improvements

Water main and storm drainage improvements are scheduled to be performed in anticipation of roadway reconstruction. Drainage improvements will consist of the replacement and additions of the 20 catch basins,m and approximately 2,150 feet of drainage pipe. Additionally, 5,000 feet of existing water main will be replaced with new 8" diameter ductile iron water main with water services (within the right of way), gate valves, hydrant assemblies, and other pertinent infrastructure included. Please note that there may be an occasional water service interruption. Notification of any scheduled interruption of water service will be made 24 hours in advance either in person or by door hanger. Further there may be a need to enter your home to access the water meter to ensure proper service operation You will also be contacted in advance of this procedure.

Work Phase II: Roadway Improvements

The roadway improvements are the second phase of work, which will include a reclaim treatment which involves the pulverizing of the existing roadway into a gravel sub-base material, re-grading and compacting this sub-base material, and the installing of the base course pavement. The roadway improvements outlined above are planned to be completed prior to 2018 winter shut-down. It is anticipated that the final "top course" of pavement will be installed in late spring or early summer of 2019. This will allow for any imperfections in base course to present itself through a freeze/thaw cycle and be repaired. Likewise, final improvements next year will include blending driveway aprons (only as necessary), loaming and seeding disturbed areas, and final cleanup.

Update - May 3, 2019

Roadway construction activities temporarily suspended to facilitate private utility work within the neighborhood.  Residents will be notified when construction will resume in relation to this project.