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PARTNERING WITH YOU FOR SUCCESS


When you partner with W. L. French Excavating, you're investing in more than a job well done. See how our work is transforming communities across New England.

PARTNERING WITH YOU FOR SUCCESS


When you partner with W. L. French Excavating, you're investing in more than a job well done. See how our work is transforming communities across New England.

W. L. French at work on GLX Greenline Project

GLX | Greenline Extension


This project extended the northern end of the Green Line from Lechmere Station to Union Square in Somerville and College Avenue in Medford. Construction began in 2018 and ended in 2022.


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The Douglas Gates Elementary School Building Project


The scope of work includes site demolition, utility relocations, and installation of a large septic system. The system will include precast concrete tanks ranging in size from 8,000 gallons to 16,000 gallons in a 20’ deep excavation.


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55 Wheeler St.


The Laurent at 55 Wheeler St. will include a new multi-family residential building and span nearly 3 acres with an average excavation depth of up to 15 ft. W. L. French will be installing 1,800 LF of steel sheeting for excavation support as well as mass excavating and disposing of 80,000 CY of soil to make way for new underground parking.


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Boynton Yards


Boynton Yards, a 3.5-acre site, is located adjacent to cultural amenities at Somerville's Union Square and Cambridge's Inman Square, and less than one mile from Kendall Square, the epicenter of the biotech/life science industry. The mass excavation/building footprint is 118 ft. wide, 239 ft. long and has a depth that is on average between 33 and 38 ft., with the maximum depth being 43 ft.


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Polar Park


The new, multi-purpose stadium will be built on a vacant parcel of land in Worcester’s Canal District and accommodate nearly 10,000 fans when it officially opens in time for the 2021 baseball season. Gilbane-Hunt, a joint venture, was selected as the builder of choice for this project in no small part due to their combined experience building Triple-A and Major League ballparks throughout the country, including Boston’s iconic Fenway Park.


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Belmont Middle & High School


Skanska USA Building recently awarded W. L. French the site enabling contract for the proposed renovations and expansion to Belmont Middle & High Schools. The work includes installing temporary site fencing and barriers, site demolition, import of 22,500 tons of material for creating temporary work platforms and access for the follow on building construction. Major utility relocation work includes 4,000 LF of water pipe, 500 LF of sewer and 7,200 LF of underground duct banks. This project adds to our educational portfolio of work in the Town of Belmont having previously completed the site work for the Roger Wellington Elementary School and the Burbank Elementary School.


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Klarman Hall at Harvard Business School


The scope of work includes Mass excavation for the 31,000 SF building up 35 feet deep supported using internally braced steel sheeting. Excavation and Soil Management required disposal of 75,000 tons of urban fill and natural soils. The scope also included Site demolition, relocation of existing 18” sewer and 36” drain lines that are up to 15 feet deep as well as installation new water, sewer, drain and electrical utilities and reconstructing an existing parking lot and access road.


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