I wanted to bring to your attention the sewer construction that is scheduled to begin in just over one week on Otis street.
, as you may know, is in the process of becoming a Super Walmart. This will require the construction of a sewage pumping structure and piping run the length of Otis Street. This is not very good news for the businesses located on Otis. The street will be closed for at least one week and will be one way for about three months. This construction project is scheduled to start in just over a week yet the contractor has not informed any of the abutters about the project.
The construction will be a nightmare for the retail businesses on Otis. Both and will be completely cut off from Route 9 for the entire summer. The bridge on Otis street will be closed during the project and Otis will be a one way street up to Lawrence Street.
Unfortunately, most of our retail traffic only knows how to access these two businesses from Route 9. The farm is only open for a short season during the summer. Armeno will have a very hard time getting tractor trailer deliveries as the project will eliminate any access to their loading dock.
The businesses further up Otis will also be greatly affected. Liquid Ice, , The Massachusetts Mosquito control program, Andersen Renewal, Bertucci's headquarters etc.
The town refuses to take any responsibility because it is not a town-mandated project and Walmart has not notified any of the businesses or residents of the street. Walmart may not be a small local business but it is doing business in our town and should adhere to the guidelines that the rest of us follow, respect and not inhibit our right to do business and have the common courtesy to alert us to plans that impact the rest of us so greatly.
John Parks, Armeno Coffee Roasters, 75 Otis Street