Sewer project construction resumes Jan. 5 at Lowell and Merrimack Streets

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Screenshot 2014-12-31 at 9.09.56 PMThe North Chestnut Street Sewer Separation Project will begin its 2015 construction season on Laurel Street and Merrimack Street South Back beginning Jan. 5, 2015.  Initial construction will be on side streets between Union and Pine.  This winter work will be dependent on weather.  If the weather cooperates,  Work Area 5 should be completed in January; Work Area 6 in February; and Pine Street in March.

Public Notice: Dec. 31, 2014

Last year the City of Manchester’s Environmental Protection Division awarded a $7.8 million contract to RD Edmunds & Sons, Inc., a general contractor from Franklin, NH, to construct the North Chestnut
Street Sewer Separation Project. The construction oversight for the City is being performed by CDM Smith, Inc., a national engineering firm with a local office in Manchester. This project is part of th city’s ongoing combined sewer overflow abatement program to improve Merrimack River water quality and the city’s environmental infrastructure. This two-year construction project consists of major underground utility work and road reconstruction including over 20,000 linear feet of new drain, sewer, water, and gas utilities.

Beginning the week of January 5 construction will start on both Laurel Street and Merrimack Street South Back between Union and Pine Streets to install new drainage pipe in the streets. These streets are part of Work Area 5, as shown on the General Plan pictured above. Access to both streets will be limited to local traffic only. To safely complete this work, no parking will be allowed on either street during work hours, which are noted below. Police details will be on hand to assist motorists through and around the work zone.

The contractor is scheduled to complete work in Work Area 5 in January, Work Area 6 in February, and Pine Street in March. Periodic construction updates will be distributed as work progresses. Construction updates are also available on the City’s website at:

Work hours on the project will be M-F, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather, work times and schedules are subject to change.

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