August '23 - Progress Update

Construction crews continue to make progress on the utility and streetscape improvements around Spring Hill.. Below is an overview of currently ongoing and future work.

Underground Utility Improvements

Highland Ave. (School St. to Walnut St.) - Crews have made good progress throughout the summer and are nearing completion of new water and sewer mainline installation. Service crews will be connecting individual properties to the new utilities over the coming weeks.

School St. (Summer St. to Highland Ave.) - Work is expected to continue over the coming months on School St. as crews install new sewer, drainage, and water utilities. School Street will remain closed to through traffic (residents access will be retained).

Westwood Rd. - Installation of new drainage and water utilities is expected to begin Aug 30. or soon after. The temporary water main bypass will remain until the new water utilities are installed for new permanent water service connections.
(Excavation and utility installation underway on Highland Ave.)

Surface and Streetscape Restoration

Avon St. - New sidewalks have been installed along Avon St. Remaining work (date tbd) on Avon St. includes installation of a bioretention basin behind 124 Summer St. and new tree plantings. Once this work is scheduled, the City will provide another update.

Summer St. (School St. to Spring St.) - Crews have started installing new sidewalks and irrigation utilities along Summer St–starting at School St. and moving west toward Spring St. Sidewalk installation work will continue over the coming weeks. Future streetscape work on Summer St. (School St. to Spring St.) includes a new cycle track, traffic calming, and green infrastructure.

Oxford St. - Crews have completed sidewalk restoration work, and the roadway has been paved with the initial asphalt binder course. The remaining surface work (i.e., final paving of the roadway, tree plantings) are anticipated to occur next spring, 2024.
(New sidewalk installation on Summer St.)

Have questions?

Please email or call the Engineering Division at 617-625-6600 ext. 5400.

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