The Burt Field Renovation Project consists of the reconstruction and renovation of the natural grass athletic field, including an expansion of the playing surface to include a soccer field overlapping the existing baseball field, that is suitable for official competition between 8-person teams. Work will also include minor improvements to the parking area. The Project was approved for CPA funding by the 2014 Annual Town Meeting.
The contract was recently awarded to M.J. Cataldo, Inc. of Littleton, Mass. and work is scheduled to begin on June 27th with substantial completion on or around August 18th. General turf building work (watering, seeding, fertilizing) will continue through the fall to grow and strengthen the new grass surface.
During construction, residents can expect to see minor construction vehicles traveling through Gail Road on a regular basis to access the site. Daily construction activities will take place on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. No road closures or traffic disruptions are expected.
The athletic field will be closed to the public from around June 25th through late November to accommodate all work and fall growing season. The athletic field is expected to re-open for baseball activities in spring 2017 and for soccer activities in fall 2017.
The parking area will be closed during the times that improvement work is being done in this area. Specific dates have not been determined yet for this portion of the project.
Walking trails around the athletic field will be accessible at all times, and safe passages to them will be provided.