2020 Water System Improvement Project

Prescott Road, Peter Spring Road, Arrowhead Road, Minuteman Drive, Cranefield Road, and Potter Street


2020 Water System Improvement Project (Contract #2190)

2020 Roadway Improvement Project

Town Contacts:

Valerie Doerrer, Public Works Engineer, Concord Public Works – Water & Sewer Division, 978-318-3250, vdoerrer@concordma.gov

Nathan Chin, PE, Public Works Engineer, Concord Public Works – Engineering Division, 978-318-3210, nchin@concordma.gov

General Contractor:

To be determined after public bidding process

Project 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:

In anticipation of roadway reconstruction efforts to be performed in Autumn 2020/Spring 2021, Concord Public Works will undertake the 2020 Water System Improvement Project for the Prescott neighborhood and Potter Street.  The scope of this work entails the replacement of existing water main to improve water quality and eliminate break-prone pipe in the Town’s water system. 

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Prescott Road             Potter Street

Scope of Work:

Work Phase I: Water System Improvements

Approximately 8,000 linear 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.

After all water mains have been replaced, the Prescott neighborhood’s roadway will be paved with a temporary trench patch in anticipation of the second phase of work (see below, next section).  Potter Street will receive a permanent trench patch over any cuts in its roadway surface. 

Work Phase II: Roadway Improvements

The Prescott neighborhood will undergo more substantial roadway improvements which will include a reclaim treatment  involving the pulverizing of the existing roadway into a gravel subbase material, re-grading and compacting this sub-base material, and installing the base course pavement.  Following this road base work, final “top course” pavement will be installed thereafter with blending of existing driveway aprons (as necessary), loaming and seeding disturbed areas, and final cleanup.  The roadway improvements outlined above are planned to be constructed in autumn 2020 or spring 2021 (dependent on funding availability).

Project Schedule:

To be posted after public bidding process.