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Posted on: March 30, 2018

DPW Construction Updates for the week beginning 8/13/2018

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For the week of 8-13-18, Weather Permitting


Pothole Update

  • This week the DPW crew repaired potholes on State Street Extension, Washington Avenue, Corticelli Street, North Main Street by the Roundabout, Mountain Street by Carolyn Street, Rustlewood Ridge, Birch Lane, Allen Place and Burts Pit Road Extension.
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles.  As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed. To report a pothole please visit: http://northamptonma.gov/requesttracker.aspx

Hinckley Street

  • Ludlow Construction will not be working on Hinckley Street for most of the coming week (Aug 13th – 17th).  They may be conducting minor sidewalk work and clean-up activities at times. 

Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam

  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed approximately 20 vertical feet of the dam with approximately 10 vertical feet remaining to be removed. Additional removal of the dam will not occur until after rain events mobilize sufficient sediment in the impoundment downstream. SumCo will be on site to monitor sediment movement weekly and after rain events but has otherwise demobilized from the site.
  • The project will remove the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam to restore the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 

Chesterfield Road – Spring Street to Shepherds Hollow Road

  • Palmer Paving and their subcontractor C&A will not be on site for Monday and Tuesday.   C&A plans to replace water service connections on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The road will be closed to through traffic on these days.  Homeowners may experience water shutoff for up to an hour, as each water service connection is replaced.
  • Detours will be in place around the construction zones on Chesterfield Rd through Spring St and Dimock St and possibly Reservoir Rd, Main Street Leeds and Spring Street.
  • The project includes replacement of the water line, drainage improvements and reconstruction of the roadway.

Downtown Paving – Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue

  • Warner Brothers LLC and their subcontractor Caracas Construction Corp. will be start work on drainage improvements for Hampton Ave and Wright Ave this week.  Traffic on these streets may be restricted to one lane at times, expect some delays.
  • The project includes re-paving of Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue, Fulton Avenue and Pleasant Street (from Main Street to Hockanum Road).

North Main and Park Street

  • On Tuesday, Quality Markings will be striping centerline and edge lines on several short sections of these roadways that were recently milled and overlaid. 

Pleasant Street

  • Columbia Gas will be installing new gas services on Pleasant Street. Motorists should EXPECT DELAYS and seek alternate routes if possible. The work is anticipated to take several months to complete.

Clement Street Bridge

  • N.E.L. Corporation will continue installing temporary truss supports and replacing lower truss chord truss members.  Anticipated project completion is in September. Actual reopening of the bridge will depend on MassDOT approval of the completed work.
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist use of the bridge will be allowed except during active construction.


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