FSE provided the environmental services associated with the realignment and full depth reconstruction of the intersection of Route 122, Route 32, and Valley Road in Barre, MA.

barre1The highway and intersection realignment project was undertaken by a private construction company for the Massachusetts Highway Department. The project included the construction and/or replacement of drainage structures, pipes, curbs, and berms; the installation, replacement, and/or repair of hot mix asphalt and pavement markings; tree trimming, traffic control, cleaning drainage structures and pipes, erosion/sedimentation control measures and other incidental items.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

FSE prepared a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) which provided stormwater management guidelines during construction activities. The SWPPP was prepared in accordance with the EPA General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity. The SWPPP contained information concerning potential stormwater contaminants, stormwater management controls, and the maintenance and inspection of these controls.

Health and Safety Plan

FSE prepared a health and safety plan which was to be implemented if contaminated soils were encountered during site work. The plan covered, among other things, the site organization, environmental and personal monitoring, and emergency procedures and contacts.

Utility-Related Abatement Measure

barre2FSE prepared the required documentation for a Utility-Related Abatement Measure (URAM) at the intersection of Route 122 and Route 32. During construction activities to install the new drainage system, contaminated soil was encountered approximately two feet below ground surface. Oral notification was given to the MassDEP of the contaminated material and a Release Tracking Number (RTN) was assigned to the Site. A Release Notification Form and URAM transmittal form were submitted to the MassDEP. FSE provided construction observation and field monitoring during the URAM implementation. Following the completion of construction activities related to the RTN, a URAM completion statement was submitted to the MassDEP.