For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 19, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
*Joint Press Release*
Littleton Officials to Work with National Grid on Gas Line Project on Route 110
LITTLETON — Littleton officials report that National Grid will begin a gas line replacement project on the Route 110 at the end of the month to address issues that have been occurring in the area.
“We know that continued gas leaks on this road have been troubling for residents for some time now,” Police Chief Matthew King said. “We are pleased to be moving forward with a plan that will benefit our entire community.”
Beginning May 31, National Grid will be working on Route 110/King Street in Littleton after the town received numerous complaints about gas leaks on the state road. The project will start at the fire station on Foster Street, move onto King Street and extend east all the way to the Westford town line. The entire project could take up to six months to complete.
Construction hours will occur from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Officials are currently looking into the feasibility of having crews work at night once they reach Jennifer Street and continue through Common.
Sign boards have been set up alerting residents and commuters of the work and pre-marking of the street has begun.
“We’re pleased that after working collaboratively with National Grid and MassDOT, we were able to come up with a plan that will rectify the issue and improve the quality of life for our residents,” Town Administrator Keith Bergman said. “We appreciate the public’s support and patience as we’ve finalized the project.”
The replacement gas line is the result of a joint meeting, led by Fire Chief Scott Wodzinski, with the MassDOT Highway Division and National Grid to address portions of the main gas line that were found in catch basins on Route 110. Over the past few years, after numerous catch basin clean outs, the gas line was struck, causing leaks. It was determined that National Grid would replace the entire main line to eliminate future catch basin issues and leaks.
“This project is a result of multiple conversations over several years to replace this older line that has been continuously damaged,” Chief Wodzinski said. “The much needed work will eliminate all of the issues residents have noticed and reported.”