By Paul Tennant
---- — NORTH ANDOVER — The ride on Sutton Street near Route 125 may have gotten bumpy lately, but it’s going to lead to a positive result: Getting rid of sewer backups and their accompanying aroma, according to Public Works Director Bruce Thibodeau.
The town is replacing 1,000 feet of an 8-inch sewer line that does not have sufficient capacity to meet current and future wastewater flow, Thibodeau said. The work is being done on a section of Sutton Street from McEvoy Field to Airport Road.
It is scheduled to be completed at the beginning of September, with final paving in the spring, Thibodeau said. The contractor is Commonwealth Construction and the project cost is $350,000.
“The project will relieve sewer backups and odors that have been issues due to the lack of appropriate capacity in the existing pipes,” Thibodeau said.