Virtual Meeting Will Highlight Winter/Spring Construction Schedule and Forthcoming Streetscape Improvements
SOMERVILLE – Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to join a virtual community meeting to learn about construction progress on the Spring Hill Sewer Separation project.
The meeting will take place Monday, November 13, at 6 p.m. Visit somervillema.gov/springhill to learn more.
At this meeting, City staff will review progress made to date and present an overview of the work planned for this upcoming winter and spring. Featured updates include a review of planned streetscape improvements throughout the neighborhood and sewer/drainage utility upgrades along Summer Street between School Street and Bow Street. Following the presentation, residents will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project and construction process.
Somerville’s Spring Hill neighborhood is currently served by a combined sewer system, which collects both wastewater and stormwater runoff in the same pipes. Through the Sewer Separation project, the City is working to upgrade these systems by installing new storm drains that separate stormwater from the existing combined sewer.
In addition to the underground utility improvements, this project will also install street safety improvements and green infrastructure (drainage features designed to mimic natural processes such as irrigated planting areas, bioretention basins with select soils and plants that catch and filter stormwater, and new trees) throughout the neighborhood.
This project is one in a series of actions the City is undertaking to reduce water pollution, address flooding, and modernize Somerville’s infrastructure. Construction began last year and is expected to continue through 2025.
The City of Somerville may be able to provide you with an interpreter for free. To request an interpreter in your language, please contact the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at somervillema.gov/ContactSomerviva or call 311 (617-666-3311).
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 or email@example.com.