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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Water Main Replacement 2021

The Department of Public Works is excited to be continuing the improvements of several water mains throughout town. Work began the week of March 22nd.

 The project areas include the following streets:

  • Linwood Street
  • Rock O Dundee Road
  • Castle Heights
  • Joyce Terrace
  • Elm Street
  • Walnut Ave
  • Carmel Road
  • Lockway Road
  • Linda Road
  • Suncrest Road
  • Smithshire Estates
  • Beech Street
  • Shawsheen Road
  • Cuba Street
  • Red Spring Road
  • Moraine Street
  • North Main Street
  • Stevens Street
  • Railroad Street
  • Essex Street
  • Ridge Street
  • Pearson Street
  • Rocky Hill Road
  • Phillips Street

The construction may require some adjustments in neighborhood driving patterns; however, every effort will be made to minimize this inconvenience. There may be detours and delays. Local traffic and school buses will be allowed to access residences. Emergency vehicles will not be prevented from responding to calls.

There will be planned water main shutdowns, for which notices will be distributed to affected residents and businesses beforehand, and posted below. We would like to thank you for your cooperation during these projects. For questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Division at 978-623-8770 or dpw-engineering@andoverma.gov.

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Update: The Town of Andover’s general contractor will be extending working hours for the replacement of water main and water services in the Shawsheen area. Please note that construction hours will be 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Friday starting the week of August 16th, 2021, and will continue until August 30, 2021. 

Areas that will be impacted (see map): 

  • Moraine Street - All Residents
  • Red Spring Road - Hse#9 to Hse#100
  • Shawsheen Road - Hse#4 to Hse#79

We recognize that this has the potential to cause disruption, yet we are aiming to expedite much of this work prior to the opening of schools.

Update 9/1/21: The Town of Andover’s general contractor will continue to extend working hours for the replacement of water main and water services on Cuba Street from September 1st -3rd. Temporary paving is also scheduled for September 3rd (no school in session) on Red Spring Road which will require the road to be closed. Please follow detours. Note that construction hours will be 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM during this time. More updates on this work will follow in the upcoming days. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Update 9/3/21: Beginning Tuesday, September 7th, the Town of Andover’s general contractor will continue the replacement of water main and water services on Cuba Street and Red Spring Road from Cuba Street to Essex Street. Please note that the construction hours will be 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  

Road closures and detours in the following areas will not be in place until after 9:00 AM in order to accommodate associated school traffic:

  • Moraine Street
  • Shawsheen Road – Smithshire Estates to Essex Street
  • Red Spring Road – Cuba Street to near #86 Red Spring Road

Also, beginning Tuesday, September 7th, temporary water main will be installed on Smithshire Estates.

We thank you again for your cooperation during this important project.

*New* Update 9/14/2021: On Wednesday, September 15th, the Town's contractor will continue water main work on South Main Street. This will include a water shutdown of Suncrest Rd, Pinecrest Rd, and Linda Rd (#3-5) (see attached map) from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The construction may cause some adjustment in driving patterns; there may be detours and delays.  Emergency vehicles will not be prevented from responding to their calls.  


Project Areas

Watermains 2021


Water Main Work Map
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