Schmidt Avenue Project
The week of April 29th, the Water Department will start working on the Schmidt Avenue (State St. to Ives St.). This project will take about 7 weeks. We will be replacing the existing 6 inch cast iron water main(with some areas of ductile iron) with an 8 inch mortar lined Ductile Iron water main. There will be several outages in this area during working hours over the course of this project. Crews will be notifying affected residents the day before each outage. Traffic will need to be rerouted at times as the intersections will be replaced on the side streets as well. Please allow a few extra minutes when traveling for the delays caused by the rerouting of the traffic. Underground construction is hard and messy. Please be patient with us during these 7 weeks.
State Street Project
Marshfield Utilities is replacing buried underground lines that were installed in the early 70s and are near end of life. Most of the facilities being replaced are in and along backyards on private property. Underground light circuits in the area and few road crossing will take place with minimal impact. As part of this project, we are also converting 525 feet of overhead power line to underground power line along the Wildwood Trail west of Adams Avenue. This will eliminate the need to maintain the required clearnace around energized lines by trimming trees. In time, this piece of trail will be able to regain a more naturalized look and feel.
The east third of this project was started last year and is near complete. The remainder will start back up again as digging conditions improve the closer we get to summer.
Waushara Project - Completed
Marshfield Utilities Electric Department is currently working the Waushara Avenue area. The underground wire has been in service since 1970 and needs to be replaced. The line crew will be replacing the secondary wire, the service wire, and transformers. When conditions allow, Marshfield Utilities uses directional boring vs. trenched or dug in to have a minimal disturbance to our customers' yards. When Marshfield Utilities has completed their work, other utilities such as phone and cable will need to complete their work before the landscaping work can take place. We will update as the project draws to a close.
Anton Underground Project - Completed
Marshfield Utilities Electric Department is currently working the Anton Avenue area. The underground wire has been in service since 1976 and needs to be replaced. The line crew will be installing new conduit, primary cable, secondary wire, service wire, and transformers. The area has been flagged and boring will begin approximately Septemeber 5, 2018. J & R Underground has been contracted by Marshfield Utilities to bore the underground services. When conditions allow, Marshfield Utilities uses directional boring, vs. trenched or dug in to have a minimal disturbance to our customers' yards. When Marshfield Utilities has completed their work, other utilities such as phone and cable will need to complete their work before the landscaping work can take place. We will update as the project draws to a close.
Depot & Blodgett Project - Completed
We are continuing to upgrade our underground facilities to help to create problem free underground primary grid. The underground wire in the Depot-Blodgett area was constructed in the late 1970's and needs to be replaced.
This project will help us get closer to a loop feed system in this area. Loop feed systems are a practice we strive for. They allow for very minimal outages because they are fed from two different locations. With the help from our customers and easement signings, this can be accomplisehd. Though this might be an inconvenience, the outcome will last for years of near trouble free electrical disturbances.
The underground project will be completed using a directional bore machine. With this porcess there will be minimal yard damage. The bore machine is a series of rods that are connected together and is directional directed through the ground. J & R Underground has been contracted on this project.
When Marshfield Utilities has completed their work, landscaping will begin.