Water Street isn’t the only local road getting ripped up for sewer work. Starting the week of March 11, the Department of Public Works said, a “rehabilitation” project will begin on Sandwich Street, between Winter Street and Nook Road.

It’s a short stretch of pavement, but the work will nonetheless cause disruptions on the well-traveled route. Sandwich Street runs from the downtown area past Jabez Corner and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth to its end at Bramhall’s Country Store, where it becomes Sandwich Road.

The work, which is expected to last a month, involves replacing a lining on the existing sewer main, “excavation of access pits along the existing force main and installation of a temporary bypass sewer pipe,” the DPW said. The town has hired Insituform Technologies, based in Chesterfield, Missouri, to tackle the job.

That means “traffic delays, detours, uneven/settling trenches, and elevated noise levels,” the town said. Work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. During off hours, metal road plates place over the excavation areas will also likely cause traffic to slow.

The DPW said “interruption of water and sewer service is not anticipated,” but it warned that water use in some buildings may have to be halted or minimized “for brief intervals.”

If you have questions, call the DPW’s sewer division at (508) 830-4159, ext. 14213, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mark Pothier can be reached at mark@plymouthindependent.org.

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