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Posted on: March 30, 2018

DPW Construction Update for the Week Beginning April 22nd, 2019


DPW Construction Update for the Week Beginning April 22nd, Weather Permitting:

Highway Division Update

  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Spring Street, Elm Street, Bancroft Road, East Center Street, Leonard Street, Old Ferry Road, Front Street, Short Street, Elizabeth Street, South Street, Florence Road, Cross Path Road, Glendale Road, and Westhampton Road. 
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair.  The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.
  • Grading of the roads in the Northampton Meadows area has begun.  

Elm Street

  • A section of Elm Street between Riverside Drive and Hospital Road will remain closed this week due to damage to the pavement caused by a recent watermain break.  The City has engaged Precise Paving Inc. to make repairs to this section of roadway.  It is anticipated that the road will be open to through traffic the following week.  

Burts Pit Road Paving Project

  • Palmer Paving will continue preparing for paving of Burts Pit Road west of Florence Road to Forest Glen Road including markings and saw cutting driveways.  This section of the roadway will be open to two-way traffic.   Driveways will be accessible during construction.
  • Ludlow Construction will continue making drainage improvements between Clement Street and Florence Road.  Later in the week Ludlow may also be working on spot drain repairs within Burts Pit Road east of Florence Road.   
  • The Clement Street Bridge will remain open.   Through traffic may be limited to one lane for the construction of drainage at the intersection of Clement Street and Burts Pit Road; expect delays.  

Burts Pit Road Sliplining Project

  • The City has contracted with Aqua Line Utility to "slipline" two culverts that convey streams under the road, which involves inserting new pipes into the existing culverts to repair them.
  • The project was substantially completed on April 2, 2019.

Damon Road, Bridge Street, Exit 19

  • MassDOT has contracted with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. to construct a roundabout and associated improvements to the Exit 19 interchange at the base of the Coolidge Bridge. The work is scheduled to be completed by June 2021.
  • Preliminary work, which is anticipated to begin this week, includes construction signage installation and survey.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.

Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue

  • The City has contracted with Dagle Electric Corporation to upgrade the traffic signal and controls at the intersection of Bridge Road, Cooke Avenue and Jackson Street.
  • The new signal is operating, and Dagle will be completing site restoration and timing adjustments within the next few weeks.

Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam

  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed the dam and completed the in-water work. Initial restoration of the staging area is complete and final restoration of the staging area and access roads will be completed in the spring of 2019.
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course.

South Street Bridge at Mill River Diversion Channel

  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system.
  • The bridge on South Street near Earle Street that crosses the Mill River diversion channel includes flood control structures. Trees adjacent to the flood control structures have been removed with stump removal completed last week.  

Ellington Road

  • Geeleher Enterprises will be mobilizing and beginning construction of a new sewer
  • manhole at the end of Ellington Road.
  • No parking signs will be posted and Construction work will begin on Monday, April 22, 2019.
  • The work should be mostly completed within 3 days, and final patching will occur later.

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