Monday, December 4
12:15pm: The water main has been repaired and water service has been restored.
9:30am: The Department of Public Works is currently responding to a water main break on Hewitt Circle between #28 and #33 Hewitt Circle. The main will be shut down while the repairs are made. Updates will be posted to the website and to our social media channels.
Anticipated Schedule for
December 4 - December 8, 2023
Construction schedules are weather permitting and are subject to change.
Please Note: Inclement weather may affect project schedules. Thank you for your cooperation!
Last Updated: 12/4/2023
Needham Heights Common Upgrades
Starting Thursday, November 16, the Department of Public Works, with contractor DeRoma, will begin upgrading the pathways in and around Needham Heights Common. The improvements will include removing the park's failing existing pavement and pathways and its adjacent sidewalks and replacing them with new concrete pathways that meet the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) requirements. Additionally, new pads for public benches will be poured with additional areas for companion seating for those in wheelchairs or strollers. Fully accessible ramps will also be added.
While the Town recently had the opportunity to conduct late season work with its sidewalk and curb contractor, it was able to test out some new methods of installing concrete sidewalks. As a result, a special concrete mix will be used with an additional sealant to avoid cracking of the concrete when de-icing materials are applied during the winter months. Recent problems have surfaced with the use of concrete in New England as it unravels when exposed to salt or other de-icing chemicals. Given the concerns related to the maintenance and cost of concrete, the Town generally does not use it except in areas directly adjacent to business areas and for accessible ramps. This test may impact how the Town uses concrete on sidewalks and pathways in the future.
Eversource is engaging in work throughout Town to update perform maintenance on utility lines.
Parks and Forestry Updates
McLeod Field Renovations
McLeod field, within the DeFazio complex, is undergoing 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.
For more information on the project, visit the McLeod Field Renovations page.
Water and Sewer Updates
Please note: 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.
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.