Current Projects

The project information listed below was updated on July 26, 2019. Schedules are subject to change as conditions warrant. Click on a project name below for more information. If you have specific questions, please email DPW at dpwinfo@northamptonma.gov.

Bridge Road, Brisson Drive & Glendale Road

  • Paving & roadway improvements
    • Bridge Road: Hatfield Street to 100' west of Juniper Street
    • Brisson Drive: Glendale Road to dead end
    • Glendale Road: Easthampton town line to 230' south of Westhampton Road
  • Work includes pavement reclamation, pavement milling, drainage improvements, adjusting existing structures (manholes, catch basins, valves), new driveway aprons, new asphalt curbing, new scored concrete islands, new concrete wheelchair ramps, final pavement course, and pavement markings
  • Project awarded to Warner Brothers LLC
  • Contract is scheduled for May 13 to August 21
  • Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project; expect delays; seek alternate routes if possible

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Burts Pit Road

  • Paving & roadway improvements
    • Burts Pit Road: Clement Street to Forest Glen Road
  • Work includes pavement reclamation, drainage improvements, adjusting existing structures (manholes, catch basins, valves), new driveway aprons, new asphalt curbing, final pavement course, and pavement markings
  • Project awarded to Palmer Paving Corp
  • Contract is scheduled for January 28 to August 15
  • Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project; expect delays; seek alternate routes if possible

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Chesterfield Road, Cross Street, Main Street (Leeds) & Spring Street

  • Paving & roadway improvements:
    • Chesterfield Road:  Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road
    • Cross Street:  Bliss Street to Florence Road
    • Main Street (Leeds):  Spring Street to 533 ft north of Spring Street
    • Spring Street:  Dimock Street to Colonial LaValley Lane & Meadow Street to Pine Street
  • Work includes pavement reclamation, cold-in-place recycling, drainage improvements, adjusting existing structures (manholes, catch basins, valves), new driveway aprons, new asphalt curbing, new scored concrete islands, new concrete wheelchair ramps, final pavement course, and pavement markings
  • Project awarded to Palmer Paving Corp
  • Contract is scheduled for June 24 to November 15
  • Through traffic may be limited to one lane during certain phases of the project; expect delays; seek alternate routes if possible

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Clement Street Bridge

  • Deck resurfacing
  • Work includes removal and replacement of deck protective surfacing and repaving 30 feet at the deck approaches
  • Project awarded to N.E.L. Corp
  • Contract is scheduled for July 22 to September 30

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Damon Road

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Levee Certification

  • Engineering evaluation to establish capital improvement priorities
  • Certification that the flood control system meets FEMA requirements for flood protection for updated FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Maps) maps under development by FEMA
  • Project awarded to GZA
  • Multi-year project
  • Year 1 supported by $315,000 state MVP (Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness) grant

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Flood Control Pumping Station

  • Engineering evaluation to establish capital improvement priorities
  • Project awarded to Tighe & Bond
  • Summary report anticipated in late 2019

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Flood Control System

  • Levee maintenance
  • Work includes vegetation removal and maintenance work on the Connecticut River and the Mill River Flood Control Systems
  • Project awarded to Northern Tree Service, Inc
  • Contract is scheduled for September 2018 to September 2019

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Interstate 91 Exit 19 Route 9 Interchange

  • Roadway improvements
  • MassDOT project
  • Work includes construction of a new roundabout and associated improvements to the I-91, Exit 19 / MA Route 9 interchange at Bridge Street, Damon Road and the Coolidge Bridge
  • Project awarded to Baltazar Contractors Inc
  • Interstate 91, Exit 19 and Route 9 roadway improvement image (pdf)
  • Preliminary work includes construction signage installation, site survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2

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King Street

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North King Street and Hatfield Street Intersection

  • Roadway improvements
  • MassDOT project
  • 100% design under review
  • Bidding for construction anticipated in Late 2019
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2

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Park Hill Road

  • Public Works was awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration for the design of a replacement culvert on Park Hill Road. The existing 21-inch culvert was undersized, perched, and in disrepair.  Public Works has had routine maintenance issues with the culvert, including filling of scour holes and structural repairs to the wingwalls caused by high water and the poor condition of the walls. The culvert is located on a tributary to a Cold Water Fishery Resource and was on the state's list of priority culverts for replacement.
  • The culvert design involved the replacement of the undersized culvert with a three-sided concrete box culvert that is 8.5 feet wide and has a naturalized channel bottom for aquatic species and a terrestrial bench to allow for a wide range of species to move freely between downstream and upstream habitats. The width of the culvert allows flood flows to pass without jeopardizing the roadway.
Image of Park Hill Road Culvert Upstream, Before ConstructionBefore (upstream)Before/ DownstreamBefore (downstream)During ConstructionDuring constructionAfter DownstreamAfter (downstream)
  • During the first day of construction, several species were collected from the downstream scour pool, from which they could not migrate further upstream due to the perched culvert condition. These species included creek chub, blacknose dace, salamander, crayfish, and green frog. Species such as these can now move freely upstream through the newly installed culvert.
Image of Crayfish found at Park Hill Road CulvertCrayfishImage of Blacknose dace found at Park Hill Road CulvertBlacknose daceImage of Creek chub found at Park Hill Road CulvertCreek chub


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Pavement Markings

  • Work includes repainting pavement markings across the City, including double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings, and crosswalks
  • Project awarded to Hi-Way Safety Systems, Inc
  • Contract is scheduled for June 3 to November 15

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Roberts Meadow Watershed

  • Forestry management
  • Work includes logging of two white pine stands
  • Project awarded to Goodnow Trucking, Inc
  • Work is scheduled for August 2018 to September 2019

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Ryan & West Whately Reservoirs

  • Dam rehabilitation & spillway improvements
  • Design & permitting awarded to GZA
  • Supported by $250,000 Mass EEA (Energy & Environmental Affairs) grant

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Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Major electrical & process upgrades
  • Design awarded to Woodard & Curran
  • Bidding for construction anticipated Early 2020

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