On Monday, October 20, the project contractor, Ranger Pipelines, Inc., will begin construction of the tunnel shafts on both sides of Westborough Boulevard. After the shafts are dug, a new pipeline tunnel will be built under Westborough Boulevard. Permitted construction hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The tunnel work is anticipated to be completed by the end of November 2014. The contractor will return in January 2015 when the pipeline is out of service to connect the new tunnel with the existing pipeline.
What to Expect?
The contractor will work to minimize noise, dust and traffic impacts, but some disruptions are expected due to the nature of construction. Every effort will be made to minimize these impacts.
The contractor has finished clearing the site of debris, set-up the environmental containment fences and will spray water near construction activities to keep dirt from stirring up. For more information, please subscribe to this blog to receive project updates or call (866) 973-1476.