Hall St. Infrastructure Upgrades Project

In the summer of 2020, City contractors will begin underground infrastructure upgrades on Hall St. between Cherry St. and Cedar St. The water and sewer mains on Hall St. date back to 1900. Old water pipes suffer from tuberculation, a form of corrosion, which reduces the amount of water that the pipe can supply. As part of this project, both the water and sewer mains will be replaced with new structures to provide better system functionality. 

After those underground improvements have been made, some aboveground roadway upgrades are planned, including constructing new cement concrete sidewalks, curb ramps, and raised crosswalks for ADA compliance and improved safety. Construction is tentatively expected to be completed by the end of 2020, with final paving in the spring of 2021.

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Location: Hall St. from Cherry St. to Cedar St.

Construction Schedule: Summer 2020 - December 2020, with final paving in Spring 2021 (subject to change)

Work Hours: Approximately 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Scope of Work:

  • Replace existing 6” water main with new 8” ductile iron water main
  • Replace existing VC (Vitrified Clay) 10” sewer with new 10” diameter PVC sewer
  • Evaluate drainage needs and extend existing storm drain if needed
  • Reconstruct the roadway, including cement concrete sidewalks and curb ramps. Consider raised crosswalks and bump-outs for ADA compliance and improved road safety.


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Email [email protected], call the Engineering Department at (617) 625-6600 ext. 5400, or call 311 (617-666-3311 outside of Somerville).

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