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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 December 9, 2019
During the week of December 9, 2019, C. Naughton Corp is tentatively scheduled to perform the following construction activities:

  • The mainline crew will continue gravity sewer main installation on Foundry Street approaching Bay Road and the Five Corners intersection. 
  • Service crews will continue installing gravity service laterals to residences and businesses on Foundry Street between Gaslight Lane and the Five Corners intersection.
  • Temporary trench paving, clean up, and site restoration will be ongoing throughout the upcoming weeks. 
  • Gravity sewer mainline stubs will be installed from the new main on Foundry Street toward Poquanticut Avenue and South Street to complete pipe installation within the Foundry Street right-of-way in advance of deactivation of the Foundry Street detour. Lane shifts will be implemented as necessary to direct motorist around the work zones. 
It is anticipated that work on Foundry Street will be completed for the season over the next two weeks. The Foundry Street Detour is currently projected to be deactivated before the Christmas Holiday.

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. 

PROGRESS NOTES AND PROJECT MILESTONES
  • As of Friday, November 8, 2019, all residences and businesses on Foundry Street will be returned to service from the new water main. The temporary water system will be deactivated in advance of potential upcoming freezing temperatures during scheduled working hours. The associated piping in the shoulder areas on Foundry Street will be dismantled and removed in the coming weeks.  
  • Mainline gravity sewer pipe has now been installed on Foundry Street beyond the deepest and most challenging section of work in this phase of the project.
Construction Season Closeout Notes
The contractor will continue working throughout the winter months on the pump station installation and depending on weather conditions may perform some limited excavation within the roadway. The remaining roadway work will resume in the spring. In addition to the work currently ongoing, sewers will be installed on South Street, Poquanticut Avenue, Depot Street, Bay Road, and Foundry Street east of Bay Road as part of this project. 

Traffic Note
The Foundry Street westbound lane will remain open to through-traffic, however, significant delays are anticipated during working hours. An alternate route of travel utilizing Depot Street, Cross Street, Bay Road, Beaver Dam Road, and Poquanticut Avenue has been posted.  Motorists are encouraged to utilize the alternate route to bypass the work zone on Foundry Street.

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