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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

October 24, 2019 Traffic Advisory - Temporary Road Closure

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, C. Naughton Corp 
will be completing the installation of a large manhole structure on Foundry Street at the intersection of South Street. 
 
Due to the space required to safely excavate the area and limited width of the roadway in this section of Foundry Street, the road will be temporarily closed to through-traffic during scheduled working hours. The portion of Foundry Street to the east of South Street will remain open to local residents only, and access will remain open to all businesses between South Street and the Five Corners intersection. 
 
All other vehicles will be required and directed to utilize alternate routes to avoid the work zone. The preferred alternate route for traffic traveling westbound on Foundry Street is: Depot Street to Cross Street to Bay Road to Beaver Dam Road to Poquanticut Avenue. Signage is in place to guide motorists along this route.
 
The roadway on Foundry Street will be re-opened to through-traffic by the end of the work day.
 
Please plan ahead for travel, expect delays and use caution when traveling through the work zone. Be advised of construction impacts such as uneven surfaces, construction equipment, steel plates in the roadway, and a narrow lane width. Please note that similar future road closures will be required at critical points over the next several weeks. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated during construction activities.

Planned Construction Activities for the Week of October 21, 2019
During the week of October 21, 2019, C. Naughton Corp is tentatively scheduled to perform the following construction activities:

  • The installation of gravity sewer main will continue on Foundry Street, which is anticipated to proceed through the intersection of South Street by the end of the week.

  • Drainage replacement work will take place along the south side of Foundry Street to the west of New Pond.

  • Wetland restoration efforts will continue in the stream crossing area along the south shoulder of Foundry Street at New Pond.

  • It is anticipated that once the drainage and wetland work has been complete, the secondary crew will begin sewer service installation to the homes west of Poquanticut Avenue.
Construction crews will also be performing trench restoration operations and maintenance as needed. 

NOTice of extended work hours
During the upcoming weeks, there is potential that construction activities may extend later than usual on a case-by-case basis due to the significantly deeper excavation efforts that are necessary for the installation of gravity sewer pipe. Considerable time and effort is required to safely execute the work, and this is especially true at locations where the contractor will be installing manhole structures. At times, it is expected that there may be unforeseen conditions that can impact the work, which will cause construction operations to continue later into the work day. The goal of the contractor and project team is always to complete the work safely and efficiently, and in certain cases it is counter-productive to stop short of completion. 
 
Please note, the contractor and project team is sensitive to the inconveniencethat extended work hours have on traffic during peak commuting times, and will work with local residents within the immediate work areas to mitigate construction impacts. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding should conditions arise where crews are required to work later than usual. Should you have questions or concerns about extended work hours, contact the construction hotline at (888) 527-6797.

Traffic Note
As construction activities proceed east of South Street, the current traffic diversion around the work zone by way of South Street will no longer be necessary. 
 
The Foundry Street westbound lane will remain open to through traffic at all times, however, significant delays are anticipated during working hours. An alternate route of travel will be posted. Motorists are encouraged to utilize the alternate route to bypass the work zone on Foundry Street.
 
Work within the intersection of South Street on Foundry Street is expected to last a few days while the crew and equipment pass through the intersection. During this time, residents on South Street will need to access South Street by either Highland Street or Poquanticut Avenue.
 
The portion of South Street between Foundry Street and Highland Street will remain closed to through-traffic.

With the work extending from Five Corners to Poquanticut Avenue, eastbound traffic will no longer be allowed on Foundry Street. For example, a left-turn movement from Poquanticut Avenue onto Foundry Street is no longer possible. Similarly, local traffic from South Street, Gaslight Lane, Lamplighter Lane, and residences along Foundry Street will be directed to the west when entering Foundry Street. This condition will also remain in effect for the foreseeable future 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 

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