the latest information on the plan to renovate the Reservoir dam and reinforce
it with steel sheets:
Office of Dam Safety has given its approval to proceed and the Arlington and
Lexington Conservation Commissions have issued necessary permits;
town/engineering team is in the process of complying with local permit
conditions and obtaining approval from the Army Corps of Engineers;
the next few weeks, a couple of areas (near the path to Hurd Field and near
the Arlington/Lexington line) will be surveyed and the trees counted.
The goal is to come up with the number of trees being removed that will
have to be replaced in other locations in town and to identify specific trees
in these areas that special effort will be made to save.
Minimizing tree loss on this project is still an important
permit conditions are met and approvals received, the project will be going
out to bid for construction. The
anticipated construction schedule is from January to the end of May.
Work is being planned so as not to interfere with the summer recreation
season, but there will be disruption to recreational uses during the
additional information becomes available, it will be posted to Vision 2020’s
Arlington Reservoir website (www.arlington2020.org/reservoir/)
and email information group. Visit
the website to find out how to join the “ArlRes” email information group,
where as the project moves forward, observations and questions will be posted
to help keep everyone informed.
October 6, 2004