Bascom/Lathrop Utility Project

The Bascom Hill/Lathrop Drive Utility (Phase 1) project replaces, relocates and/or constructs new:

  • Thermal utilities (steam and chilled water)
  • Electrical utilities (primary electric/signal communications)
  • Civil utilities (domestic water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer)

This project takes place in two areas:

  1. Between North Charter Street and Music Hall along Lathrop Drive
  2. Between Bascom Hall and North Park Street north to Observatory Drive  in the Bascom Hill area.

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The Bascom-Lathrop Utility (Phase 1) project uses DOA/DFDM terminology to refer to the discrete parts of the project. In the current phase there are multiple packages (each of which is bid separately); each package contains one or more stages of work.

For example, the work starting the week of August 5 is Phase 1—Package 2, Stage 1.