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Posted on: November 29, 2017

State Street Infrastructure Construction Update

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The Department of Public Works would like to update the public on the status and activities regarding the State Street Infrastructure Improvement Project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in State Street and State Street Extension and bring a new 84” storm drain outfall into back cove near the 295 overpass of Preble Street Extension. The goal of the project is to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) into Back Cove. The project will also include water-main replacement within State Street, sidewalk and ADA ramp improvements
at various locations on State Street, new roadway paving and the rehabilitation of the gravel Deering Oaks Parking lot. 

The project’s utility work is nearing completion. The contractor has finished sewer and storm drain main line installation as of Tuesday November 28th. The Utility work, including
catch basin tie-ins and the remainder of water-main installation is scheduled to be completed within the next couple of weeks. Major restoration activities within the entire work zone
have also begun. Pavement reconstruction of State Street and Park Avenue is currently underway. Other restoration efforts that have begun include curb and sidewalk restoration,
new sidewalk installations, the construction of the new Deering Oaks Paved parking lot, signal improvements and ADA curb ramp improvements at various intersections.

The Contractor is currently scheduled to install base pavement on State Street and Park Avenue between December 8 and December 15. State Street will re-open to thru traffic once the paving operation is complete. After this date, ADA sidewalk ramp improvements, curb and sidewalk restorations and site cleanup will continue and wrap up by December 23. Drivers on State Street should expect lane reductions at certain times while restoration work wraps up.

The Contractor will be back in the spring to bring utility manholes and valves to final grades before the roadway’s final surface pavement is installed and the new roadway striping is

This has been a major project for the city and we appreciate the patience the public has shown as we have worked through it. 

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