Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Repairs have begun on Bedford’s sewer force main that burst on January 24, 2014, along Rtes 4/225 in Lexington, causing epic traffic delays on Bedford Street and on Rte 128/US 95 when the on/off ramps at exit 31 were closed. Emergency repairs were completed immediately, but funding for the final fix came with an affirmative vote for Article 15 at Annual Town Meeting in March.
Selectman William Moonan moved that “the sum of $2,031,000 be appropriated for sewer force main replacement, and any other costs incidental or related to such project; that to meet this appropriation the sum of $50,091 be transferred from Article 17 11-14 Sewer Force Main Evaluation from the 2010 Annual Town Meeting, the additional sum of $117,242 be transferred from Article 11 08-02 Sewer System Expansion – Minuteman Drive from the 2007 Annual Town Meeting, and the additional sum of $2,238 be transferred from Article 17 09-16 Sewer Pumping Station from the 2008 Annual Town Meeting; and the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, is authorized to borrow the sum of $1,861,429 under G.L. c.44, §7(1) or any other enabling authority; and that the Selectmen are authorized to take any other action necessary or convenient to carry out this vote.”
Article 15 passed unanimously on a voice vote.
Thanks to Town Engineer Adrienne St. John, The Bedford Citizen is pleased to share the construction schedule and the sewer rehabilitation project constuction drawings with our readers.
The schedule traces dozens of steps that the project will take through its projected completion in mid- to late October.
Click here to print or view a full-size version of the sewer construction schedule – Bedford St Schedule
Readers interested in the construction drawings for the project are invited to click Bedford Street Force Main Rehabilitation – Drawings