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Night-time work begins at Park Drive and Riverway roadway due to Muddy River project beginning November 12

Published Nov. 12, 2015

CONCORD, Mass. – Construction activities continue on Phase 1 of the $30.9 million Muddy River Flood Risk Management and Environmental Restoration project in Boston, Massachusetts. On Thursday, November 12, temporary night-time work will begin on Park Drive as it intersects with Riverway; and on Riverway roadway outbound in order to install the new drainage lines. These three new drainage lines and catch basins are required due to the reconfiguration of the Park Drive roadway as it intersects with Riverway; and the new median constructed for the new left turn on to Park Drive. In order to not impact vehicular traffic flow during the day as the drainage lines cross the entire roadway, this temporary night-time work is necessary. The expected duration of the night-time work is one week.

Details concerning this night-time work are as follows:

• Night work to start on November 12;
• Hours will be from 7pm to 5am;
• Police detail will be provided for the duration of night time work;
• Vehicular lane(s) closure of Park Drive and Riverway outbound roadway;
• Excavation of roadway; installation of trench box; laying of new drainage line; installation of precast catch basin;
• Majority of equipment will be limited to excavators, loaders, and dump trucks. Jack hammers may need to be utilized in a temporary fashion for demolition of existing roadway pavement;
• Before rush hour traffic, the site will be restored daily for vehicular traffic with steel plate or asphalt across the excavation depending on timing and stage of the task.

These activities are necessary so that the new left turn onto Park Drive from Riverway can be completed. We will do all we can to minimize impacts to the public during these activities.

For Muddy River project construction updates visit the website at:  http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/ProjectsTopics/MuddyRiver.aspx.

If you have questions contact Project Manager Jennifer Flanagan at MuddyRiver@usace.army.mil or call 978-318-8015

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2015-114