Spring Hill Sewer Separation Project

The Spring Hill Sewer Separation project is one in a series of projects that the City of Somerville is exploring to mitigate flooding, reduce waterway pollution, and upgrade infrastructure throughout Somerville. It will ultimately include:

  • Installation of new storm drains to separate stormwater flow from the existing combined sewers
  • Upgrades of existing storm drains
  • Installation of green stormwater infrastructure
  • Improvements to the tree canopy
  • Improvements to the streetscape
  • Street design that will consider the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and motorists through a public process.
  • Project Timeline & Phases

  • Community Meetings

  • Take the Streetscape Design Survey

  • Stay Informed

Currently, the Spring Hill Sewer Separation project is in its design phase. The project has been divided into two areas: Project Area 1 and Project Area 2, as illustrated in the figure below. Project Area 1 will advance to construction in 2021 while Project Area 2 will advance to construction in 2022 at the earliest.

Spring Hill Sewer Separation Project area map

February 3, 2020

 


Upcoming Meetings

Please check back soon for more meeting dates.

The City and its consultant are accepting community feedback to inform Project Area 1 streetscape design on the following corridors: 

  • Highland Ave. (Central St. to McGrath Hwy)
  • Summer St. (Belmont St. to Bow St.)
  • Central St. (Highland Ave. to Somerville Ave.)
  • School St. (Highland Ave. to Somerville Ave.)

Please complete this brief survey by March 20, 2020, to tell us what’s working and what you’d like to change.