As you may remember, P506 decided to try to become a ship at Natick Center on 8/21/2015. If you haven't read the blog post about that, you have to see the videos. Pretty incredible.
Long planned improvements to the Natick Center drainage situation were finally completed between 6/25/16 and 7/11/16.
There were two projects:
1) Culvert replacement for southern branch of Pegan Brook; &
2) Drainage improvements within Natick Center station.
Details after the 'read more' break:
Just west of Natick Center, the southern branch of Pegan Brook connects a small wetland between Route 135 and the train tracks with the main branch of Pegan Brook that leads from Downtown Natick to Lake Cochituate. The Town of Natick has a nice GIS / mapping engine that shows the relevant area and the water bodies:
2) Drainage improvements in Natick Center
I don't have any technical details about the work done in Natick Center, but the project started on Saturday 6/25/16 and continued until Monday 7/11/16. Most of the work was executed on the north side of track 1, and some structures were placed between track 1 and track 2. Pipes were 'snaked' under track 1 to connect these structures (which appear to be sumps) to the main trench or collection pipe on the north side of track 1. Pictures: