• Lynnfield,  November 2 2018

    Work Restarts on Beaver Dam Brook Culvert

    Work has restarted on the removal of the Beaver Dam Brook culvert. Originally scheduled for the end of summer, higher than expected water levels had delayed construction until now. As shown in the photo, crews installed temporary coffer dams to allow the work to proceed. Measures are being taken to allow the brook to continue to flow to prevent upstream flooding during the project Removal of the culvert under the MBTA railbed along Beaver Dam Brook through Reedy Meadow is proposed to mitigate flooding for surrounding neighborhoods. Brush and tree removal along the MBTA railroad bed from the Episcopal Church to Reedy Meadow was completed in August. The culvert construction…

  • April 20 2018,  Lynnfield

    Beaver Dam Brook culvert could be removed

     By Christopher Roberson   The 54-inch-wide culvert in Beaver Dam Brook could be removed this summer as blockages have caused flooding for decades at residences in the Wirthmore Lane neighborhood. During the April 17 meeting of the Conservation Commission, William Jones of Linden Engineering Partners said the obstructions have always been caused by a buildup of debris. “There’s no hydraulic blockage from the culvert itself,” he said. Located south of Ford Avenue, the culvert lies under an abandoned MBTA railroad line. Therefore, Jones said, the MBTA has agreed to “retain and pay for” a contractor. “This is something that the T said they would do,” he said, adding that the…