West Street Dam Construction Beginning
Posted on 09/09/2022
Photo of West Street Damn Construction sign on roadWest Street Dam Construction Begins

The long awaited repairs to the West Street Dam will start this weekend and continue until early December. Lewis Tree plans to be on site Saturday, September 10 to begin cutting trees along the length of the dam (approx. 300’) with the road passable during this time. On Monday, the tree clearing will continue, as well as measures to implement erosion control after the trees are cleared with daily road closure from #25 to #31 West Street starting at 7am until 4pm. 

Beginning on October 10th, the road closures will be 24/7 until December 5th. This will conclude phase 1 of the West Street Dam project. In the spring, when pipe is available, phase 2 will consist of replacing the water main from South Street to Konet Road and will have daily closures at the location of pipe installation. 

After all construction is complete trees will be cleared, the culvert will be replaced to meet the Department of Environmental Protections Stream Crossing Standard and the road will be widened to 24 feet. There will be a side walk put in on one side of the road, guardrail and a retaining wall installed for the length of the dam. The repairs are funded by a $700,000 grant, $300,000 from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and the remaining costs will be funded by Chapter 90 funds from the State. Notifications of any alterations or deviations from the planned scheduled will be posted on Town and DPW social media pages. Any questions or concerns about this project can be directed to the DPW office at 70 Elm Street or by calling 508-543-1228.