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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

Planned Construction Activities for the Week of August 26, 2019
During the week of August 26, 2019, C. Naughton Corp is tentatively scheduled to perform the following construction activities:

  • Water main installation is anticipated to be completed near the intersection of Gaslight Lane on Monday, August 26, 2019 followed by the completion of temporary trench paving. 

  • The installation of associated fire hydrants will be completed and the new water system will be prepared for testing.

  • Construction crews will perform stream crossing operations to facilitate the installation of water main, sewer piping, as well as the installation of associated structures in the south shoulder of the roadway on Foundry Street in the New Pond area. 

  • Preparations for testing of the new 12-inch water main between Robert Drive and the Five Corners intersection may result in temporary disturbances to the surrounding water system as well as to residences and businesses on the temporary water system. The Water Department will be working closely with the contractor to mitigate and quickly remedy any such disturbances.

  • Crews will also focus on general site housekeeping and maintenance; weather permitting, trench restoration activities will occur throughout the week at all work areas in advance of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

 

Traffic Note 
 
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