North Metropolitan Relief Sewer – Everett MA

Description

The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (a.k.a. Public Works Administration, or PWA) sponsored construction of the North Metropolitan Relief Sewer.

Section 105: “This section is located in Medford and Everett and embraces the construction of about 6500 feet of sewer varying in size from 8’6″ to 10’6″ and including an inverted siphon about 350 feet long in tunnel under the Malden River, two tunnels at railroad crossings, a tunnel under the Fellsway, and a tunnel under the Revere Beach Parkway. Bids were opened on this section on December 8, 1938. The contract was awarded by the Metropolitan District Commission on December 8, 1938 to V. Barletta Company, and thereafter approved by the Massachusetts Emergency Public Works Commission and the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works.”

Section 104-B: “This section is located in Everett and consists of about 776 linear feet of 11′-3″ inside diameter concrete sewer in tunnel and about 1499 linear feet of 10′-6″ inside diameter concrete sewer in tunnel, together with shafts and other appurtenances. Bids were opened on February 16, 1939 and awarded by the Metropolitan District Commission to the C. & R. Construction Company, Inc. with the approval of the Massachusetts Emergency Public Works Commission and the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. The contractor started work on March 15, 1939 and on December 31, 1939 the work was 61.5 per cent completed.”

Section 104-A: “This section is located in Everett and consists of about 2137 linear feet of 11′-3″ by 11′-3″ reinforced concrete sewer in open cut. Bids were opened on February 16, 1939 and the contract was awarded by the Metropolitan District Commission to Edward M. Matz, Inc. with the approval of the Massachusetts Emergency Public Works Commission and the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. The contractor started work on March 8, 1939 and completed the sewer construction on December 6, 1939.”

Sections 102 and 103:
“Section 103 is located in Everett and Chelsea and consists of about 3675 linear feet of 11′-3″ inside diameter sewer in tunnel, with shafts and other appurtenances.

Section 102 is located in Chelsea and consists of about 3670 linear feet of 11′-3″ inside diameter sewer in tunnel and about 640 linear feet of 11′-3″ by 11′-3″ reinforced concrete sewer in open cut.

Bids were opened on February 23, 1939 for Section 103 and Section 102 separately and for Sections 103 and 102 combined in one bid. The contract award was made by the Metropolitan District Commission to the bidder whose proposal totalled the lowest number of dollars, considering both sections, and the award was thereafter approved by the Massachusetts Emergency Public Works Commission and the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. The successful bidder was the Silas Mason Company, Inc. Construction work was started on March 20, 1939 and on December 31, 1939 was 59.3 per cent completed.”

Source notes

"Annual report of the Metropolitan District Commission," by Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission (1938 volume; pg. 56)

"Annual report of the Metropolitan District Commission," by Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission (1939 volume; pp. 46-47)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 12, 2018.

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Location Info


Everett, MA

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 42.403122, -71.054885

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