First, the (relatively) straight news. Bright and early Saturday morning, a DPW crew broke ground on the new Daniel/Jackson St. intersection.
The first task was to add a new street drain at the new curb line and connect it to the existing drain (which will now be off the street, but will remain for access).
The crew dug up the section of asphalt between the existing drain and the new drain location. The existing drain is under the piece of metal in the lower foreground of the picture at left. The trench goes to the new drain location, which is just behind the bucket.
After this picture, they found some other pipes connecting to the existing drain. When they went to dig further, they hit a gas pipe.
That brought out the police, two fire trucks, including the massive and impressive new Tower Ladder 2, and NStar. It also ended construction for the day. A fire-fighter, police officer, and a crew member take a look at the broken pipe (with a rag sticking out).
NStar was on-site until after dark repairing the line. It's not all bad news. The line they repaired was probably the source of leaks in the neighborhood that many of us have reported over the last few years. That problem looks solved.
DPW will be back
next week in two weeks to pick up where they left off.
The picture above shows the current state of construction, with son of NS&S who refused to get out of the picture.
Follow the jump for further thoughts.
What we learned on Saturday:
82,000 pound tower ladder truck barreling down it.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Posted by Sean Roche at 1:30 PM