Road Resurfacing & Construction Updates

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Please be advised that beginning on Monday, August 8th, 2022 at 7:00 A.M., weather permitting, EJ Paving Company will be milling/grinding the existing roadway pavement on Walnut Street (Hopkins Street to Curtis Street), Lincoln Street (Washington Street to Prescott Street), Buckingham Drive, Cumberland Road, Kensington Avenue, Riverside Drive, Sunnyside Avenue (Melbourne Avenue to cul-de-sac), and Victoria Avenue.  The milling/grinding operation is expected to take at least three (3) days to complete.

Delays, detours, and road closures should be expected.   If you need your vehicle during this time, please be prepared for potential delays as construction is occurring.  Also, all on-street parking will be prohibited and will be 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. 


July 20th  Update:  It is anticipated the tank removal will be complete by August and prep for the new tank will begin shortly after.  Construction is expected on the new tank in the fall with vertical construction expected by October and last through the winter.  During the new tank construction this winter work is expected to occur Monday to Saturday.  The tank is still on schedule to be complete in 2023.


July 20th  Update: Contractor will look to mobilize over the next two weeks to a month. This project will include upsizing and lining some of our oldest water mains in Town. It is expected that the contractor will work though the winter and complete the project in Spring of 2023.

Sewer Cured-In-Place-Pipe Lining (CIPP) :

July 20th  Update:  Project bid, schedule to follow. Sewer lining will take place primarily in the southern portion of Town.  


July 20th  Update:  Project substantially complete. Additional sewer lining to be completed on Washington Street. 



Sturges Park Pump Station - Late 2022
 Road Paving – See Road Resurfacing and Related Work Projects

Street Paving




 Listed alphabetically

  1. Buckingham Drive      (All)
  2. Clover Circle              (All)
  3. Cumberland Road       (All)
  4. Field Pond Drive         (All)
  5. Kensington Avenue    (All)
  6. Lincoln Street             (Washington Street to Prescott Street)
  7. Melbourne Avenue     (All)
  8. Riverside Drive           (All)
  9. Sunnyside Avenue      (Fairview Avenue to Cul-de-sac)
  10. Victoria Avenue          (All)
  11. Washington Street      (Main Street to Village Street)


 Listed alphabetically

1.   Walnut Street  (Hopkins Street to Curtis Street)   *Milling work

2.   Woburn Street   (Arlington Street to Sanborn Street)    *Wheelchair ramp work

3.   Woburn Street   (Linden Street to Chute Street)     *Sidewalk work on south side of Woburn Street



Downtown Area of Interest


 Begins: 8/8/2022 The Town of Reading and its contractor N. Granese and Sons will begin to line and replace and water mains Downtown. This is part of the critical Town-wide water and sewer distribution system improvement program. Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday August 8th. The Main Street water main cleaning and lining will be the first portion of the project completed. Additional water main updates and replacements will encompass most of the depot area, between Main Street, Woburn Street and High Street. The water mains replaced will be installed alongside the old main while they are still active to cut down on service interruptions and bypassed water mains. Any shutdowns or loss of service will be communicated well in advance. For continued up to date information please check our website and social media pages. An attached map with the locations of work will be updated and kept on the Public Works website. Under the current plan, construction should not affect the accessibility to businesses. However, it is possible that construction will impact parking. In rare cases when construction may impact driveways the contractor will make every effort to provide temporary access to these properties. The excavation will be filled in and the street made passable at the end of each day. For questions concerning this project, please contact the Engineering Office at 781-942- 9082, Monday – Thursday, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:30 PM, or email Alex Rozycki at Thank you, Town of Reading Engineering Division 

Downtown Utility Improvements Presentation