Construction Alerts

Anticipated Schedule for

September 25 - September 29, 2023

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
Please Note: Inclement weather may affect project schedules.
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Last Updated: 9/22/2023

Engineering Updates


Eversource is engaging in work throughout Town to update perform maintenance on utility lines.

Current Eversource Gas projects:
 - Webster Street: Anticipated to be completed in 2 weeks
 - Aldridge Road: Anticipated to be completed this week
 - Washburn Street: Anticipated to be completed in 2 weeks
 - Nichols Street: Anticipated to be completed this week
 - Marshall & Gage Streets: Anticipated to be completed in 2 weeks

Current Eversource Electric projects:
 - Williams and Lynn Streets: Anticipated to be completed in 2 weeks

Central Avenue and Marked Tree Road Paving Restoration

The Department of Public Works, with contractor Revoli Construction, installed a new water main this past Fall from Marked Tree Road at High Rock Street to Central Avenue at Pine Street. Punchlist items have been completed. Line striping of the newly paved surface is tenatively scheduled for September 25th. No major traffic issues expected.

16" Water Main Replacement - Rosemary Street

This project is a continuation of a planned replacement of the 16" water main in Town. Former phases of this project were completed along Central Avenue, School Street, parts of Chestnut Street, and Oak Street. Upgrades to our infrastructure ensure that our services remain consistent and reliable.

New water main and services are operational. Water pressure has been restored to Petrini Building location. Punchlist items still ongoing. No major traffic issues expected.

Lake Drive Pump Station

The Department of Public Works contracted with D’Alessandro Corporation to replace the existing sewer pump station at the end of Lake Drive. All major construction activities have been completed, only minor punchlist Items remain such as additional plantings and will be scheduled as weather permits.

Concord and Burnside Relief Drain

The Department of Public Works contracted Revoli Corp. to complete a drainage project from Greendale Ave at Parker Road to High Street at Bennington Street this past spring season. The project involved replacement of the existing concrete drain with an upgraded 24” high density polyethylene pipe with new manhole structures and catch basins.

Some open punchlist Items remain and permanent trench tepair is tentatively scheduled to begin September 25th. Additional detours and traffic delays are anticipated and drivers are encouraged to plan accordingly.

Highway Updates

Intersection Reconstruction at Webster St. and South St. and Sidewalk Reconstruction on the East side of Webster St. from Fox Hill Rd. to 200 feet North of South St

This project has been completed with minor punch list items remaining including continental sidewalk markings, and installation of the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB’s) on the East side of South St. The push to operate RRFB’s will help alert vehicle operators that a pedestrian is about to cross.  

Construction included the installation of granite curbing on both sides of Webster St from Fox Hill Rd to 200 feet North of South St. 

Parks and Forestry Updates

McLeod Field Renovations

McLeod field, within the DeFazio complex, will undergo a full renovation to address the 4' drain and the subsurface that has suffered from erosion. These improvements will address the impact of inadequate drainage at this site and create a new subsurface, surface, improved amenities. and improved playing surface. Components of the renovation will include removal of existing field surface, grading, installation of infield, synthetic turf, irrigation system, lighting system, fencing, bases, striping, and loaming/seeding.

The 48” drain installation has been completed, electrical trenching is in progress, and concrete footings and fencing work continues. No major traffic issues expected.

For more information on the project, visit the McLeod Field Renovations page.

Water and Sewer Updates


Dwight Road Parking Lot is currently closed while the Water & Sewer Division investigates the existing stormwater drainpipes and catch basins in the parking lot area for needed repairs.

Town-wide Fall Street Sweeping

Fall Season street cleaning /sweeping program is scheduled to begin on Monday September 25th and is anticipated to be completed on or before October 31st.

Needham-Newton Corridor Project

The schedule for this major infrastructure project is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For questions or to report issues related to construction, please email the project team. You can sign up for project updates from DOT here. To find information about this project, please visit the project website.

MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.



To report an issue please go to Needham's SeeClickFix page.

For questions or concerns call Needham DPW 781-455-7550, extension 0.