Gas Impact Area Road and Sidewalk Restoration Project

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As a result of Columbia Gas’s disturbance to public roads and sidewalks during the gas emergency and gas restoration last fall, the Town will be undertaking restoration and paving of approximately 15 miles of roadway. Public Works will be responsible for overseeing the road/sidewalk restoration project. The project is estimated to take 4 years, however with good project coordination, a large portion of work will be completed in advance of this time frame.

Road paving selection and schedule will follow a similar objective process as found in our annual Roads Program, however we will be taking a neighborhood approach such that roads in the same vicinity will be grouped/paved together in order to minimize disruptions to residents/businesses. Paving schedule will be heavily weighted on coordination with several ongoing Town/State projects.

While it will take time to develop the complete schedule for all roadwork, we have identified the quadrant on the Kittredge School side of Route 125 as a logical kickoff to the project. A few of the streets in this area were already scheduled to be paved as part of our annual Roads Program, therefore we can complete bids this summer with construction of this area to follow in the fall.

As we move forward with developing the schedule for all roadwork, we will conduct public information meetings to receive input, review alternatives and communicate project plans. As the project progresses, we will also make full use of the Town’s website and social media accounts to provide timely information to residents/businesses.

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Annual Hydrant Flushing

ANNUAL HYDRANT FLUSHING

The Town of North Andover Department of Public Works will begin annual hydrant flushing starting this week and continuing throughout the summer.  Hydrant flushing is part of the water system’s preventative maintenance program. Flushing helps to remove naturally occurring sediment from the distribution system which assists in maintaining water quality and clarity. Flushing also allows the Department of Public Works to test the hydrants for adequate flow and pressure, identify leaks in the distribution system and inspect gate valves. While most of the sediment is flushed from the pipes, a small amount will remain suspended in the water and may cause temporary discoloration of the water. When this occurs, residents are asked to run cold water at faucets and outside spigots to help alleviate the problem.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding hydrant flushing, please call North Andover Public
Works at (978) 685-0950.

Water-main work along Route 125 starting tonight (9/11)

As part of a new residential/commercial development at 1210 Osgood Street, lane closures will be in effect starting tonight along Route 125 (near Barker Street) for water connection work.  The work hours will be between 10 pm and 5 am and the project is scheduled to be completed within 3 nights.  Traffic will be able to proceed along the route, however delays should be expected.