A reader recently wrote asking us about road work planned in the Forest Street area. Here’s what the Wellesley Department of Public Works has going in in that area, according to Douglas R. Stewart, assistant town engineer: The DPW: is currently replacing and reconstructing the existing closed storm drainage system in portions of Forest Street, Seaver Street and Park Avenue. The work limits of the project are on Forest Street (from Seaver Street to Whiting Road), on Seaver Street (from Forest Street to Framar Road) and on Park Avenue (from Forest Street towards Framar Road). The proposed storm drainage improvements will involve the replacement of approximately 1,350 feet of drainage pipe and the reconstruction, replacement or installation of catch basins and drain manholes in the project area. The work by the Department of Public Works is scheduled to be completed in mid to late September, weather depending. The trench areas where the drainage work is accomplished will be paved with a permanent patch.
National Grid is scheduled to replace sections of older gas mains located in Seaver Street (from Forest Street to Framar Road) and on Park Avenue (from Forest Street towards Framar Road) during September. The roadway surface of Forest Street (from Washington Street to Wellesley Avenue) is scheduled to be milled and overlaid with new pavement by the Department of Public Works by the summer of 2014.