Thursday, August 15, 2013
Binney Street Infrastructure project has begun- project schedule and what to expect during construction
The infrastructure improvement project in the Binney Street Area has begun and will continue through October 2014. The project includes upgrades to public utilities and surface areas, rerouting of overhead utilities to underground, new sewers, new water mains and service connections, road surfaces, sidewalks, curbs, bikepaths, and road signs and traffic signals. Gilbane is the Construction Manager and J. Derenzo Company has mobilized on Binney Street to begin storm sewer system installation. Electric and telecom utility companies have started installing new underground ductbanks on Binney, Third, Second, Rogers and Linskey.
For your information, please see the Project Schedule with helpful information about expected detours and possible traffic delays. For additional information regarding this project, please click here for the Binney Street Improvements website.
· Next week, crews will remove the median on Binney Street and begin excavations for installation of a new storm sewer system main on Binney Street between First and Third Streets. · Through September, crews will install a new sewer main, new manholes and catch basins and new water service connections for future buildings on the south side of Binney (Eastbound lane).
·In October, crews will switch over to the north side of Binney (Westbound lane) and complete similar work.
· Surface improvements may begin in late fall, depending on underground progress.
· Utility companies will remove poles and install new cables underground once the ductbanks are complete.
· Next Spring, underground work will be completed, and new paving, sidewalks, bike paths and traffic signs/signals will be installed and be completed by November 2014.
· General work hours are 7 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday.
· Crews will also work Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.
· Paving activities will likely take place after 6 PM to mitigate impact on rush hour traffic.
What to Expect during Construction
· Traffic signs and police details will be in place to assist neighbors.
· Pedestrian access and access into properties will be maintained at all times, but may be restricted in certain ways.
· Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and all city services will continue.