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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Oregon Road Water Main Replacement Project.

Updates from the site - May 24, 2018 (Thursday):

Contractor has begun replacing the water main in Oregon Road. They started Wednesday in the Oak Street intersection and moved up Oregon Road today. Today they installed approximately 200 feet of pipe. The total length of the project is 1,370 feet.

Tomorrow no pipe installation work,  they will pave the trenches and clean up the site for the weekend. Tuesday they will continue excavation work to replace the pipe. We anticipate passing Vine by mid-morning on Tuesday. The detail officers will allow the buses to pass through the site to maintain the Vine bus stop.

 Any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to Greg Eldgridge or the Town.

Please enjoy the holiday weekend

Week of May 14th, 2018

This is the first Oregon Road water main project weekly update.

Contractor is obtaining materials for the project and is scheduled to mobilize to the site on Monday May 14.


Next week they will begin the installation of an above ground temporary pipe along the edge of the roadway. This will be utilized as a temporary water pipe that will provide water to each house, while the 8” diameter water main is being replaced.

The contractor will install gravel or pavement mounds over the pipe as it crosses driveways. If the mound is too high please let the Contractor, or my Inspector (Jeff Hillman) or me know there is an issue with getting your car over the mound.

Once the aboveground pipe installation is completed and ready to provide water to the houses, the Contractor and the Town will need to enter your house to connect a temporary 1” water service hose to your interior plumbing system at the water meter. They will make contact with each home occupant to schedule a time, preferably in the morning to make the connection. The connection in the house will require your water to be shut off for a short duration, possibly 5-10 minutes.

A notice will be handed out in the coming weeks prior to entry into the houses, further explaining the information regarding the temporary hose connection and use.

The important item with the temporary hose is to run the water for a minute or so, to allow fresh water to enter the house. You will feel the water temperature decrease as you run it, this is removing the water in the aboveground 1” diameter hose that is warm due to the sun.


Please do not hesitate to email or call me (Greg Eldridge) regarding any issues, concerns or questions. 

(978) 648-6025 (Office) 

Thank you for your patience during this project.

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