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Anticipated schedule for October 15 - October 20, 2018

Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Last Updated: 10/17/18

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Oak Street & Marked Tree Road Water Main Improvements
The contractor will continue to install water main on Marked Tree Road.  Water shut-off notices will be handed out to residents two days prior to the contractor installing new gate valves. For information about upcoming water shut-off's, please scroll to the bottom of this page. 

Marked Tree Road 
(from Great Plain Ave to High Rock Street) will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Intersection of High Rock Street at Marked Tree Road will be closed to through traffic to install new water main October 17 - 19, 2018. The contractor anticipates that this work will take approximately two days to complete. Check back early next week, to find out when this road closure will occur.

In addition,
some side streets located off Marked Tree Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic for short periods of time. Please seek an alternate route. For information about upcoming water shut-off's, please scroll to the bottom of this page. 

Bonwood Road Water Main & Drainage 
The Water Division will continue to install new drainage on Bonwood Road.

Highland Ave Sidewalk Rehabilitation (May Street to Oakland Avenue)

Punch-list items. Expect minor delays. 

Central Ave Sidewalk Rehabilitation (Great Plain Ave to Forest Street)
A Town hired contractor will begin removing various sections of asphalt sidewalk. New granite curbing will also be installed on both sides of Central Ave. Expect minor delays. 

Road Repairs: Central Ave (Pine Street to Dover Town Line) & Hunnewell Street (at Ardmore Road)
The Highway Division will be making routine maintenance repairs to the roadway. Expect minor delays. 

Town-wide Street Sweeping
Fall street sweeping is expected to begin this week. It is anticipated that this work will take approximately two weeks to complete. 

Fire Hydrant Dry Testing
The Water Division will be inspecting fire hydrants in various locations for the next 3 weeks. 

Town-wide Water Leak Detection 

The Needham Water Division has contracted with a specialist in the field of leak detection, LDT Solutions. Their work includes placing specialized listening devices on hydrants and valve boxes to identify and locate any leaks for the Water Division to address.

As the best time to perform this work is in the evening, this contractor may be in your neighborhood between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.; or they may be working in the daytime, depending on the ambient noise in your neighborhood. They will be using one vehicle; a white pickup truck clearly marked “LDT Solutions LLC”, and the workers are in bright, reflective clothing, tool belts, and large headsets.

This work will take approximately three weeks to complete. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Needham Water Division at (781) 455-7550. Thank you! 

Oak Street & Marked Tree Road Water Main Improvements 
Water Shut-off & Construction Notifications

In order for the contractor to connect Fairview Road & Perry Drive to the new water main the Town will need to temporarily shut-off the water to the locations listed below. Residents will be without water for approximately 4 to 8 hours. The Town asks for all residents to draw sufficient water for the duration of the day prior to the scheduled shut-off. Thank you for your cooperation! 

Weather permitting, this week's upcoming shut-off schedule is as follows:

Shut-off Scheduled for Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM
**If the contractor is unable to perform the scheduled work, the shut-off will be re-scheduled to Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM**
The following locations will be affected:
  • Perry Drive (All)?

Shut-off Scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM
**If the contractor is unable to perform the scheduled work, the shut-off will be re-scheduled to 
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM**

The following locations will be affected: 

  • Marked Tree Road (#206 to #298)
  • High Rock Street (#480 and #494) 
  • Avalon Road (#65 and #66)

Water will be turned back on as soon as possible each afternoon. The Needham Water Division recommends that each night when the water supply is returned, residents should run their cold water tap for a few minutes to ensure that any air or rust/sediment that may have entered the water service to your home has cleared. Please be sure to do this each night prior to drinking the water or doing any laundry.

All Marked Tree Road residents are now connected to the temporary by-pass water main. Residents are asked to report ANY ISSUES with the temporary water by-pass to Revoli Inc. The contractor can be reached 24/7 at (978) 815-7825. 

If you have any additional questions or would like more information about this project, please feel free to stop by the Engineering Division at DPW. Residents may also call the Engineering Division at 
(781) 455-7550 and ask for David Kelly, Steve Nadeau or Tom Ryder.