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Brookline Avenue Project Overview



The purpose of this project is to upgrade the water, sewer and drainage systems within Brookline Avenue from Riverway to Fenway.

Project Updates

Proposed Work

The work under BWSC Contract 15-308-001 includes the following:

  • Replacement of 3,640 feet of water mains
  • Replacement of 1,355 feet of sewer pipes
  • Rehabilitation of 1,320 feet of sewer and drain pipes
  • Installation of temporary water by-pass for customers with connection on Brookline Ave

Project Duration

Work is scheduled to take place from September, 2017 to November, 2018. Work from Riverway to Longwood Avenue is scheduled for nights from 7:00PM to 5:00AM. Work from Longwood Avenue to Fenway is scheduled to take place days from 9:30AM to 3:30PM, pending BTD confirmation.

Surface Restoration

Temporary restoration of roadways, sidewalks and other areas disturbed by construction will be completed under this contract. Concrete or brick sidewalks will be restored within six weeks, weather dependent. Permanent restoration will occur under a separate paving contract.

Anticipated Impacts

The anticipated impacts include water service interruptions, noise, traffic and parking modifications, rodent activity, dust and general construction impacts. The contractor will be required to minimize impacts to the extent feasible.

Project Coordination and Contruction Activity

The Commission is committed to working closely with the Mayor's Office: elected officials; Boston Public Works Department (BPWD), Boston Transportation Department (BTD), and other City departments; other public and private utility companies; state and federal regulatory agencies; and, most importantly, with abutters to ensure the project is successfully completed. Effective coordination will also help mitigate many short-term construction related impacts that may be associated with the project.

Community Relations Program

The Commission is committed to a proactive community relations program during construction of this project. The program is designed to keep residents, businesses and elected officials informed about the project by holding public meetings, placing notices in local newspapers and posting updates on the project webpage, which will be available on the Commission's website at: BWSC

Before construction begins on a section of the street, a notice will be sent in the mail. The contractor is required to provide 48-hour notice to abutters for any anticipated water interruptions. Advisories and periodic updates and notices will be distributed to the project email list and on the Commission's website. Project staff will meet periodically with residents, businesses, civic groups, and elected officials to provide updates, as requested or appropriate.

Commission staff will work closely with affected abutters regarding issues such as pedestrian and vehicular traffic management, access to residences and business establishments, and maintaining access for deliveries and trash removal. The Commission will coordinate access and water interruptions with individual businesses and property owners/managers affected by any water main replacements.

During construction hours, a full-time Inspector will be onsite. To ensure a timely response, any concerns or questions should be addressed to field personnel. Contact the BWSC Inspector onsite or at the phone numbers listed in the Project Contacts box to the right.

In the event of an emergency during non-work hours, please contact the Commission for the fastest response at: 617-989-7000.

Please keep this notice for the relevant contact information.


For further information on the project or to be added to the mailing list, please contact:

Boston Water and Sewer Commission - 617-989-7000

Irene McSweeney, Director of Construction - 617-989-7447

Peter Salvatore - Project Engineer - 617-989-7363

Robert Norton - BWSC On-Site Inspector 617-438-3904

Dolores Randolph - Deputy Director of Communications, 617-989-7360

If you have questions or concerns about construction, please contact:

Project Field Office:

RJV Construction Corp.

Victor Pacella

617-504-0315 (c)

781-821-1469 (o)

In an emergency, contact BWSC's 24-hour, 7-day a week number at 617-989-7000.