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Five Corners Sewer Construction Project: Phase II

OVERVIEW
The Five Corners Sewer Project Phase II includes installation of a sanitary sewer collection system with approximately 2,700 linear feet of 6-inch sewer force main; 11,100 linear feet of gravity sewer; 850 linear feet of low-pressure sewer, Foundry Street Pump Station, 6,000 linear feet of water main replacement for the Mulberry Brook and Beaver Brook Stream Crossings.

Ariel View of the Five Corners Sewer Construction
Scheduled Construction Activities for the Week of March 30, 2020
During the week of March 30, 2020, C. Naughton Corp is tentatively scheduled to perform the following construction activities: 

  • Gravity sewer main installation will continue on Bay Road to the north of the Five Corners intersection. The previously implemented traffic plan for this work will remain in effect. It is anticipated that main line installation will be completed by mid-week barring no unforeseen conditions. Upon completion of the main line installation, construction crews will begin to install gravity sewer service laterals. 

    • Traffic Note for Bay Road Work Zone: During working hours, no through-traffic will be permitted through the work zone. Local residents on Bay Road between Cross Street and Depot Street will have continuous access, but depending on the specific address and location of the crew and equipment, some residents may be required to access properties from either the Depot Street end or from the Cross Street / Beaver Dam Road end of Bay Road. Similarly, residents on Lancelot Lane, Guinevere Road, King Arthur Road, Merlin Drive, and Talcott Road will have continuous access from the Cross Street end of Bay Road or by way of Beaver Dam Road.
  • Gravity sewer main installation will be underway on Foundry Street to the east of the Five Corners intersection. Construction activities will impact traffic in both directions during working hours. 
    • Traffic Note for Foundry Street Work Zone: Brief delays are to be expected, and traffic patterns may shift daily depending upon the location of the crew and equipment. Access will be maintained for all local residents and all businesses within the area. Motorists should proceed with caution, and follow signage and the direction of the police detail officers through the work zone. To avoid potential delays, motorists should consider taking an alternate route by traveling on Prospect Street to access Foundry Street to the east of the Five Corners intersection, or by approaching the Five Corners intersection at a westbound direction from the east.
  • In isolated areas along Foundry Street to the west of the Five Corners intersection, crews will perform follow-up work on previously installed sewer mains. Miscellaneous clean-up work and restoration efforts will also be underway. Traffic will flow in both directions in an alternating pattern around work zones. Brief delays are to be expected.
  • Pump station construction operations and material processing will be ongoing at the pump station site located at 564 Foundry Street.

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Construction Schedule Update:
  • Continuous overnight work is complete for the foreseeable future. There may be isolated construction operations performed during the overnight hours again, however there is no scheduled work at this time. 
  • Remaining sewer pipe installation is anticipated to be completed by early to mid-May. 
  • Construction activities on Bay Road north of the Five Corners intersection are anticipated to be completed in early to mid-April. 
  • Construction activities on Foundry Street to the east of the Five Corners intersection are expected to be completed by late April.
  • Construction activities on Bay Road to the south of the Five Corners intersection will begin upon the completion of work on Foundry Street to the east. The duration of construction activities on this segment of Bay Road are anticipated to last three to four weeks from start to completion.
  • It is anticipated that roadway reconstruction and final paving operations will begin on Foundry Street to the west of the Five Corners intersection in late May or early June. Restoration of wetland areas and impacted shoulder areas along all roads will be ongoing throughout the spring. 
  • The pump station building is scheduled for delivery in mid-April. Completion of the pump station assembly and associated testing is tentatively on track for acceptance by mid-summer. 
Easton to Complement the Five Corners Sewer Construction Project with the Award of a $1.5 Million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant
MassWorksGrantAnnouncementOn November 15, 2019, Housing and Economic Development Secretary, Mike Kennealy announced the award a $1.5 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to help reduce costs for Phase II of the Five Corners Sewer Construction Project. Designed to enhance employment and housing opportunities consistent with the Governor’s ‘Open for Business’ initiative, the Five Corners sewer district has long been identified as the Town's next economic development opportunity. The grant funding will help support the expansion of sewer further into Easton, which will serve more than 300 commercial and residential properties and will benefit ongoing and planned housing growth. The grant announcement, attended by state and local officials, was held at 9:00AM at Maguire’s Bar and Grill, located at 503 Foundry Street and was open to the public. 

Planned Construction Activities

Foundry Street Detour

The Foundry Street detour is operational and will remain in place 24 hours a day, 7 days per week until the winter months when it will be deactivated. It may be necessary to reactivate the detour in the spring of 2020 for roadway restoration activities. Traffic monitoring will continue throughout the project, and adjustments will be made as necessary. 

Construction activities will be performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please plan ahead for travel and expect delays. The Town of Easton appreciates your patience during this construction project and reminds everyone to please drive safely.

Crews replenishing construction materials for sewer and water main installation.

Sewer Service Information Form
ChrisMunroeComplete and return the sewer service information form, which was previously available at the May 29, 2019 Neighborhood Meeting. The form can be accessed here: Sewer Service Information Form

This form is necessary to allow your sewer service pipe to be installed at the correct location along your property line. You can email the completed form direct to Chris Munroe at MunroeC@peercpc.com. If you have any questions, or need assistance in filling out the form, please do not hesitate to contact Chris at (802) 598-1155. During construction, the Project Site Representative, Chris, may request access to your home to help locate your existing sewer line / septic pipe. His photo is displayed for safety reasons. We do not recommend letting anyone into your home unless you’ve verified who they are.

Benefits to the Community
The neighborhood’s reliance on individual wastewater septic systems has hindered growth within the area. The newly installed wastewater system will allow for the stimulation of economic growth and development; breathing new opportunities for undeveloped properties and making the overall environment more welcoming.

An additional benefit of the project is that it will address failing or compromised septic systems reducing the risk of contaminating local groundwater supplies. This provides an opportunity for:

Construction Activities - Installation of sewer piping on Foundry Street.
  • Environmental benefits for the valuable resource areas.

  • Failing or compromised septic systems.

  • Spurring economic growth & development by reuse and infill.

  • Capitalizing on undevelopable parcels.

Potential Challenges
The project to install a sanitary sewer collection system from Roberts Drive along Route 106 down Foundry Street to the Five Corners area will result in one-way traffic along Route 106 during most of Phase II construction. The greatest amount of traffic is anticipated to occur during morning commuting hours.

Phase II of the Five Corners Sewer Project will include the following impacts, which may cause a temporary disturbance to you or your business:

  • Temporary traffic detours (temporary traffic lights will be installed at each end of Highland Street to help regulate traffic.)

  • Temporary service interruptions - you will receive a minimum of 24 hours advance notification of any planned service interruptions associate with this work.

  • Please contact us if you have any regularly scheduled medical services, deliveries, etc. so that we may coordinate these service with you during construction.

  • We are interested in creating minimal disruption while we work to provide access to local businesses throughout the project and will post additional signs to help customers access the stores, shops and restaurants.

Stay Connected During Construction
Our Team is available to you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Should you have any questions or concerns about this project, you may email us at fivecorners@easton.ma.us or call us at (888) 527-6797