WEST NEWBURY -- Construction to replace the Brake Hill water tank is set to begin next week.

Town Manager Angus Jennings reports that an excavator is expected to be delivered to the site on Wednesday, followed by large stones dropped off later that week or the next. The stones will be placed at the entrance to minimize the dirt falling off the trucks once construction is underway.

The Public Works Department has installed signs in the Hilltop Circle area and will be adding more in the next week or so to help guide motorists and clarify parking during the duration of the project. Selectmen have determined traffic should travel counter-clockwise during construction.

Hours of construction will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“No work will occur outside these hours, including weekends and holidays, without prior approval from the town,” Jennings stated. Contractors are permitted to arrive at 6:45 a.m. and to leave as late as 5:15 p.m.

“Please, keep your children away from the construction site. Remember, from Hilltop Circle to the tank will be an active construction site. We are asking that everyone stay away from the site during construction to help ensure a safe and efficient workplace,” Jennings stressed.

CB&I Contractors out of New Castle, Delaware, was awarded the job with a bid of $1,963,660. Voters at the Annual Town Meeting in April authorized borrowing $1.1 million to support costs for this project as well as $798,000 upgrades to the well field and chemical building. Money authorized by voters at a previous town meeting for the water tank project is also being applied.

Question should be directed to the Water Department (978) 363-1100 ext. 127 or wnwater@wnewbury.org.

The construction schedule is subject to change, with updates posted at www.wnewbury.org.

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