WORCESTER – The City of Worcester announced on Monday that rehabilitation of the Cambridge Street sewer interceptor is set to resume the same day, on Monday, Nov. 27. The work is located on Cambridge St. between Douglas St. and Dorrance St. Crews will be working daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the rehabilitation is expected to take three weeks. During this time, one lane of traffic will remain open.
In the first phase of the two-phase project, from November 27 to December 6, the westbound lane between Douglas Street and Southbridge Street will be closed. In the second phase, from December 7 to December 15, the eastbound lane between Southbridge Street and Dorrance Street will be shut.
After the rehabilitation work is completed, the city will focus on restoring the street surface, with work expected to last until the end of the year. Final paving is slated for the spring.
This initiative is aimed at improving Worcester’s century-old sewer infrastructure. By employing trenchless rehabilitation methods, the project will line the existing sewer, thus avoiding extensive roadway excavations. This approach will enhance the structural integrity of the sewer system, increase its capacity, and reduce inflow and infiltration, consequently diminishing the likelihood of future sewer back-ups and overflows.