The demolition of the Mill Street — or Tel-Electric — dam will begin on Monday.
The project has been years in the making and the dam has been failing for years. The dam is attached to the Hawthorne Mill Building, which used to house the Tel-Electric Piano Player Co. Factory, and had been cited by the Massachusetts Office of Dam Safety as being in a hazardous condition nearly 20 years ago.
The City Council accepted a $1.5 million state grant to take down the Mill Street Dam.
The project has been years in the making and is now out to bid. The city is hoping to have work start in late June or July and be completed before the winter.