Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School

Minuteman received Site Plan approval by the Planning Board and approval by the Conservation Commission to construct a new school for Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School located at 758 Marrett Road in Lexington MA

The project consists of construction of a new building, parking lots, circulation, lighting, service areas, landscaping, screening, sports fields, and associated stormwater management structures. The area consists of 65.71 acres with a portion in Lexington and a portion in Lincoln. The current school is in Lexington. The new school will be located in Lincoln. 

Construction will commence in June 2017 with an anticipated school opening of September 2019. 

Invitation to Three Neighborhood Meetings: These meetings will update the neighborhood on construction progress and members of the team will be there to answer questions.  All meetings will take place in the Paul Revere Room of Minuteman High School and will begin at 6:00pm.  Dates are as follows: 
Tuesday, August 1
Tuesday, August 22
Tuesday September 26 

Please RSVP to e.rozan@minuteman.org or 781-861-6500 X7449

The invitation can be seen by clicking here.
Construction Sequencing:
Activity                                                       Date__________

Start Construction                                   June 1, 2017
Start Foundation                                      August 1, 2017
Start Steel                                               November 1, 2017
Building Weather Tight                           September 1, 2018
Building Certificate of Occupancy          July 1, 2019
School Ready for Students                    August 21, 2019
Start Demolition of Old School               August 1, 2019
Complete Site Work                               May 1, 2020  

Rock Blasting Operations

Based on subsurface investigations, the excavation for the new school consists of ledge removal.  The preferred method for removal will utilize an operation commonly referred to as “Rock Blasting”. The operation involves drilling a grid of holes to a measured depth and inserting a small, calculated amount of explosives. The controlled detonation of the explosives fractures the rock for excavation with traditional earthmoving equipment.

The following bullets and attached information is provided to familiarize you with the Minuteman plan.

  • All State regulations will be strictly adhered to during this operation. The contractor performing the work is licensed by the State.
  • The work will be done in accordance with the permit issued by the Town of Lincoln. The Lincoln Fire Department will be present during all blasting operations
  • The state requires pre-condition surveys of adjacent structure within a radius of 250 feet of the operation. Surveys are not required for structures outside of that area.
  • The force of the blast is calculated to be restricted for vibration to be dissipated prior to reaching the nearest structure. In this case, the homes owned by Minuteman on Mill Street are about 150’ from the operation. Homes beyond 150’ are considered outside the area of influence. The vibrations are monitored with seismographs.
  • There will typically only be two blasts per day.  They are anticipated to be late morning (11:00 AM) and early afternoon (2:00 PM).  The actual blasts are announced by a sequence of audible whistles.
  • The operation is schedule to start the week of July 24th or July 31st. A forthcoming notice will be issued to confirm the start.
  • The main operation is anticipated to take approximately 2 months. There may be intermittent activity required after the main excavation.  These dates may decrease on increase based on actual subsurface conditions.  Notifications will be sent to update progress.
  • Click here to view documents associated with blasting operations.

All Material can be found on the planning board website by clicking here. 

Click here to view the construction mitigation plan.

Visit the Minuteman website to view updates: Link to School

Town Points of contact:
Paula Vaughn, Planning Board Administrator  781-259-2610 or vaughnp@lincolntown.org
Thomas Gumbart, Conservation Director at 781-259-2703 or gumbartt@lincolntown.org 

Construction Manager/Contractor for Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School is Gilbane and the point of contact

Please be aware that going on Minuteman property without prior notification and permission is considered trespassing. If anyone wishes to walk the property contact the Superintendent’s office and receive permission prior to going on the property.These meetings will include a presentation on construction progress and members of our Project Team will be available to address any concerns you may have.