FRAMINGHAM – Utility road construction work on Union Avenue will resume the week of April 6.
The focus is on water improvements along Pearl Street between Franklin Street and Lincoln Street, according to Framingham Department of Public Works.
Work will begin the week of April 6. Work is scheduled 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pearl Street will be closed to through traffic at Lincoln Street and Franklin Street.
Traffic will be detoured. (see map below)
No parking will be allowed on on Pearl Street (between Lincoln Street and Franklin Street).
Work began on the Union Avenue project in 2016.
The existing water mains are 60 to 130 years of age and are near the end of their useful life.
Replacement is needed to ensure adequate fire protection and domestic water supply.
The sewer pipes are also 50 to 100 years old, undersized, susceptible to high infiltration rates and frequently experience blockages.
The storm drains are approximately 100 years old, and in need of increased capacity to carry upstream flow and address flooding concerns.