Whit's End Road

Project: 
2017 Roadway Improvement Program  

General Contractor :
Lazaro Paving Corp.

Contact for Roadway and Drainage Related Matters:
Chris Olbrot, PE -  Assistant Town Engineer, colbrot@concordma.gov; Jacob Zwicker, Assistant Public Works Engineer, Engineering Division 978-318-3210 

Contact for Water Related Matters:
Valerie Doerrer -  Public Works Engineer, Water & Sewer Division 978-318-3250, vdoerrer@concordma.gov

Program Background: 
The goal of the Town’s annual roads program is to recommend adequate investment in the Town’s 107 mile roadway network to ensure the network does not deteriorate to a point which would result in more costly periodic repairs.  Utility improvement opportunities are also identified and implemented within the roads program when appropriate. This can include drainage replacements or enhancements, water main and sewer main replacements and/or private utility expansions from National Grid (gas main), Verizon (Broadband internet/cable), etc.

Project Overview:
Whit's End Road is part of the 2017 Roadway Improvement Program bid, which is valued at over $1 million.  The project is scheduled to reconstruct almost 5.4 miles of roadway, reconstruct over 1700 ft. of drainage, and replace approximately 800 ft. of water main.

Whit's End Road Scope of Work 

Work Phase I: Description: 
Water main and storm drainage improvements are scheduled to be performed in anticipation of roadway reconstruction.  The antiquated existing water main will be replaced with new 12” diameter ductile iron water main.  In addition, water services (with in the right of way), gate valves, hydrant assemblies, and other pertinent infrastructure will be replaced.  Please note that there may be an occasional water service interruption.  Notification of any scheduled interruption of water service will be made 24-hours in advance either in person or by door hanger. Further, there may be a need to enter your home to access the water meter to ensure proper service operation. You will also be contacted in advance of this procedure.

Work Phase II: Roadway Improvements:
Whit's End  Road is scheduled for a reclaim treatment which involves the pulverizing of the existing roadway into a gravel subbase material, re-grading and compacting this sub-base material, and the installing the base course pavement.  The roadway improvements outlined above are planned to be completed prior to 2017 winter shut-down. It is anticipated that the final “top course” of pavement will be installed in late spring or early summer of 2018. This will allow for any imperfections in base course to present itself through a freeze/thaw cycle and be repaired. Likewise, final improvements next year will include blending driveway aprons (only as necessary), loaming and seeding disturbed areas, and final cleanup. 

Valve Assembly ready to be installed
valve assembly

Reclaimer pulverizing existing pavement in preparation for roadway reconstruction.

Reclaim