Engineering

Current Engineering & Construction Projects

Please check our blog for current (emergency & weekly) updates. Projects and information listed below as of: May 2019

Damon Road Reconstruction

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

Burts Pit Road

  • Paving & roadway improvements
  • Project awarded to Palmer Paving Corp
  • Work to be completed Summer 2019

Glendale Road, Brisson Drive & Bridge Road

  • Paving & roadway improvements
  • Project awarded to Warner Brothers LLC
  • Work to be completed Summer 2019

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

  • Paving & roadway improvements
  • Project awarded to Palmer Paving Corp
  • Work to be completed Fall 2019

Deep Sewer and Drain Repair

  • Project awarded to Geeleher Enterprises Inc
  • Work ongoing as needed in 2019

Clement Street Bridge

  • Deck resurfacing
  • Project awarded to N.E.L. Corp
  • Work to be completed Summer 2019

Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir

  • Dam breach & ecological restoration
  • Project awarded to SumCo Eco-Contracting LLC
  • Work to be completed Spring 2019

Wastewater Treatment Plant

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

Ryan & West Whately Reservoirs

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

King Street Corridor

Interstate 91 Exit 19 Route 9 Interchange

North King Street and Hatfield Street Intersection

  • New roundabout construction
  • 100% design under review
  • Bidding for construction anticipated in Late 2019
  • MassDOT project