Lanewood Siphon Replacement
This project will construct a replacement siphon in a jacked steel casing pipe under the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s aqueduct that meets current design standards, including redundancy and improved access for maintenance. It will also provide for a future non-siphon (gravity) configuration if the sewer elevation is lowered on Waveney Road and Pleasant Streets.
This work requires a short-term temporary closure of Lanewood Avenue between Waveney Road and Briarwood Road to allow crews to perform the work safely and efficiently. Traffic will detour onto Waveney Way to connect with Waveney Road and Pleasant Street.
Following completion of the sewer improvements, the contractor will restore the work zone to its original state. Restoration work includes loaming and seeding land disturbed during construction, resetting curbs, and temporary roadway paving. Final paving will take place in the spring of 2019 to allow for natural settlement of the disturbed soil over the winter.
The Framingham DPW will be resuming construction of the Lanewood Avenue Siphon Replacement project starting the week of April 1st. Last year, the City’s Contractor, Caliacco,Corp. completed jacking the 42” steel casing pipe underneath the MWRA aqueduct, which is the most challenging part of the project. Next week Caliacco will mobilize to the site for the remaining work, including connecting the sewer pipes to the new manholes and sewer on each side of the aqueduct and connecting the new water main on each side as well.
There will be traffic restrictions within the work zone as a result of this construction. Please observe the traffic signs and directions of the police detail officers on site. At the conclusion of excavation work, Lanewood Avenue will be paved and the entire work zone will be restored to the original condition. We expect completion of the work to be in July, followed by permanent paving in late fall, allowing for trench settlement.