Route 20 Sewer Extension Project

Route 20 Sewer Extension Project

At a Glance

  • Project Start – Beginning of 2018
  • Project Duration - 2 Years

Project Overview

Looking Down Route 20 with Traffic and Route Signs

The project provides a comprehensive solution to the sewerage needs of the area and eliminates the need to operate the Broadmeadow Brook and Grafton Street pump stations. The project includes the following major components:

  • 19,000 feet of collector sewers.
  • 12,000 feet of dual 16-inch force mains.
  • The new sanitary sewer will be supported on the Route 20 bridge over the Blackstone River and Route 146.
  • A new connection to the Upper Blackstone Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Reconstruction of the Whitla Drive pump station to handle existing and projected future flows from the Broadmeadow Brook and Grafton Street pump stations as well as additional flows from the Route 20 corridor.
  • 9,000 feet of new 12-inch and 8-inch water main to fill gaps in the existing City’s water system to improve water quality, water system reliability and water access along the Route 20 corridor.

Construction Phase Activity and Impacts to Local Residents

The City is committed to working with local businesses and residents to limit the disruption caused during this project. However, due to the nature of the work being done and the constraints of the project area, there will be impacts to traffic and businesses. We appreciate your consideration and patience while we work to complete this project. If you would like additional information or have any concerns that you would like to share, please call the Department of Public Works & Parks Customer Service Center at 508-929-1300.

Travelers on Route 20 can expect delays when traveling from the Route 146/Route 90 Interchange to Sunderland Road at the Worcester/Shrewsbury border. Expect delays for eastbound morning traffic and westbound afternoon traffic. Commuters are encouraged to seek alternate routes during this project duration.

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