Road Resurfacing & Construction Updates


Please be advised that beginning on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 7:00 A.M., weather permitting, Lazaro Paving will be paving (test strip) on Eastway.

Delays, detours, and road closures should be expected.  If you need your vehicle during this time, please relocate it to a street outside of the work zone.  Also, all on-street parking will be prohibited and strictly enforced by the Reading Police Department.  

If work is occurring on your scheduled trash day, please have your trash and recycling at the curb no later than 6:30 A.M. to ensure pickup.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town of Reading Engineering Division at 781-942-9082 or visit their webpage at for updated information.

September 19th, 2023 update:

Here is the breakdown for Lazaro Milling/Paving Ash St, starting next week. Crews will begin at Main St heading towards Wakefield.

  • WORKZONE-1 Monday 25th. Working Main street pulling down Ash to Avon. 
  • WORKZONE-2 Tuesday 26th . Working Ash Street between Avon and cross streets.
  • WORKZONE-3 Wednesday 27th. Working Ash from Cross Street to the Wakefield town Line.

CLICK HERE for the full map of the Ash St work zone.

Please be advised that, within the next few weeks, the Town of Reading, Department of Public Works and its contractor, Lazaro Paving Corp., will begin construction on your road or a portion of the road near your home.  Click the link below for the full paving notice.




 Listed alphabetically

  1. Ash Street                   (Main Street to Reading/Wakefield Town Line)
  2. Carriage Lane             (All)
  3. Cross Street                (All)
  4. Dean Road                  (All)
  5. Eastway                       (All)
  6. Echo Avenue                (All)
  7. Grey Coach Lane         (All)
  8. Indian Tree Lane          (All)
  9. Keith Road                   (All)
  10. Milton Road                  (All)
  11. Rustic Lane                  (All)
  12. Vista Avenue                (All)



  1. Walnut Street              (Curtis Street to Dead End of Walnut Street) *Milling work
  2. Woburn Street             (High Street to Sanborn Street, odd street # side)  *Sidewalk work

Birch Meadow Phase 1 


August 31, 2023

The Imagination station parking lot as well as the central area adjacent to Turf II and Morton Field has been fenced off for safety during construction.  The project will consist of constructing a new parking lot that is ADA compliant along with charging stations.  The “central spine” area will consist of a paved walkway connecting Birch Meadow Drive to the RMHS. The project will also bring with it a new pavilion with much needed restrooms.

  • Pathway stripped of asphalt, Gravel sub base installed.
  • Temporary electrical cabinet installed.
  • Building foundation poured.
  • Interior utilities installed to building roughed in. Construction beginning
  • Parking lot is stripped to sub-grade, drainage is installed.
  • Lighting is underway, lacrosse wall is up

Birch construction

Gazebo Circle Pump Station


August 31, 2023

 The Town of Reading and its contractor, Waterline Industries Corporation, are installing a new water booster station on the Town owned land adjacent to Gazebo Circle. This is part of the Town wide water distribution system improvement program. The booster station will improve water pressure and increase fire flows for Gazebo Circle and the surrounding area. Construction is anticipated to begin on July 31, 2023, and continue for 12 months as weather permits.  The contractor will access the site via Hopkins Street, Gazebo Circle or Cedar Street. Click the links below for more information. 

  • Building Foundation is poured
  • Site fiber optics and lighting are under construction

Gazebo Water Improvements Notice to Residents

Gazebo Circle Pump Station Plans

Emerson Street Water Main Improvements


August 31, 2023

Beginning next week, the Town’s contractor, Oliveria Construction will be mobilizing near Emerson Street in preparation for the upcoming water main improvement project. During construction, delays should be anticipated as Emerson Street will be temporarily closed during working hours from 7AM to 3PM. Please use caution when driving and walking in this area and seek an alternate route to school. Residents along Emerson Street should have their trash and recycling curbside by 7AM on the scheduled collection days to ensure pick-up.

To complete the work, the contractor will first place a temporary water line along Franklin Street and Dividence Road before running temporary water lines to each home along Emerson Street. The work along Franklin Street scheduled for next week will occur after school drop off times.  Active construction along Emerson Street is scheduled to begin 9/11 to allow for a smoother transition back to school. 

The contractor may need access to resident’s homes to temporarily remove water meters and make the new connection. At that time, they will be providing homeowners with a 24/7 Emergency line, in addition to our Engineering and DPW points of contact. It is anticipated the work will last approximately one month.

  •  Temporary bypass week of 9/5
  • Contractor to mobilize fully week of 9/11 – Road Closed to thru traffic

Emerson Street Water

Maillet Sommes Morgan Stormwater Wetlands


August 31, 2023

 Contractor is mobilized and we expect earthwork and hauling to begin shortly after Labor Day.

 Please see our website at for more information and use caution if in the area.

Auburn Street Water Tank:


August 31, 2023

  • Tank is complete
  • Pedestal foundation pours and interior work is underway
  • Cell carriers will begin to install new equipment and eventually remove temporary tower.


Sturges Park Pump Station:


August 31, 2023

Contractor is working through final checks on instrumentation and controls. Site features clean up and restoration is expected beginning in September and being complete for the upcoming planting season.



Walkers Brook Drive Water Main Improvements - GTA (September 2023)

Roadway Paving – Lazzaro Fall 2023