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Dedham Square construction: 4 weeks to winter

Posted by Natalie Feulner  October 22, 2012 10:39 AM

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The Dedham Square Improvement Project is in its last four weeks until the winter "end date," Nov. 15, when construction will be done on a week-by-week basis depending on the weather. This week, several parking spots will remain closed and sidewalks will be reconstruction on Washington and High streets. Here’s a look at what to expect:

NEWS RELEASE:

1. The reconstruction of the sidewalk on the easterly side of Washington Street from the High Street to Harris Street will continue. Work will consist of the removal of existing curbing and concrete sidewalks, installation of underground utilities, installation of new granite curbing and the grading and forming for the pouring of the new concrete sidewalk. The brick banding will be installed in the sidewalk at a later date. The sidewalk will be temporarily closed for up to three weeks and the 12 on-street parking spaces will be unavailable only when work in this area takes place. Temporary access ways through the construction area will be provided for all businesses and residential buildings while construction is ongoing.

2. The reconstruction of the sidewalk on the southerly side of High Street from Eastern Avenue to the project’s limits (Route 1 overpass) will continue. Work will consist of the grading and forming for the pouring of the new concrete sidewalk. The brick banding will be installed in the sidewalk at a later date. The sidewalk will be temporarily closed for up to two weeks and the 10 on-street parking spaces will be unavailable while work in this area takes place. Temporary access ways through the construction area will be provided for all businesses and residential buildings while construction in this area takes place.

3. Miscellaneous earthwork in the northerly end of the Keystone Parking Lot will continue. Work will consist of the installation of granite curbing, installation of underground utilities, installation of brick banding, landscaping and grading of the remainder of the parking lot for asphalt pavement to be installed at a later date.

4. The installation of bricks for the brick banding located within the sidewalks will continue this week. On-street parking will be temporarily closed during work hours in the areas the contractor is conducting work and reopened again at the end of the work day.

5. The contractor will be performing miscellaneous concrete work associated with the brick banding and tree frames for the sidewalks that have been poured to date. This work will take place on the street side half of the poured sidewalks where the proposed brick banding and tree frames are to be installed. The back half of the poured sidewalks should remain open for pedestrians. The on-street parking will be temporarily closed while work is taking place and reopened at the conclusion of the work day.

6. The installation of street trees and landscaping will continue this week. This will be occurring at various locations throughout the square.

7. Various utility companies will be working within the area of High Street near the retaining wall where the new utility poles have been installed over the next several months to switch their overhead utilities from the existing poles to the new poles.


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