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Posted on: March 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of March 13th


Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Clement Street, Cross Path Road, Earle Street, Elm Street, Florence Street, Lexington Avenue , Maple Ridge Road, Market Street, Mountain Street, Redford Drive, Riverside Drive, Spring Street Extension, Warner Street & West Street and at Look Park Rotary & Spring Grove Cemetery
    • Repaired a road plate on South Main Street
    • Repaired, replaced or installed signs on Cooke Avenue, Evergreen Road, Hatfield Street and Mountain Street
    • Installed solar powered lights at the Locust Street Transfer Station
    • Trimmed an overgrown bush (a sightline obstruction) on Prince Street
    • Prepared for possible snow event
  • Annual ward street sweeping will resume in Spring 2023
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request via the Pothole Repair Form; the largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to vehicles; as hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed

Ongoing Projects

Dryads Green Extension

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises, Inc. to perform emergency work to stabilize the slope southwest of Dryads Green Extension in order to protect a nearby sewer system
  • The Contractor has removed deadwood, installed crushed stone & riprap and made limited drain pipe repairs; the work area has been seeded & mulched and additional sediment controls have been installed
  • The path from Dryads Green Extension to the Mill River is closed until further notice
  • The DPW will periodically inspect this area throughout the winter to confirm site stability

I-91 Bridges over Route 5, the Railroad and Hockanum Road

  • MassDOT has contracted with J.F. White, Inc. to construct roadway improvements to I-91 and at Exit 23 (formerly Exit 18)
  • The project will replace the I-91 bridges over Route 5, the Railroad and Hockanum Road and construct safety and signal improvements at the exit interchange
  • The project is scheduled to be completed in phases by 2025
  • I-91 southbound, no traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • I-91 northbound, right lane closure on Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., this week
  • Route 5, no traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • Hockanum Road, no traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #606552

Winter Street Reconstruction

  • The City has contracted with Caracas Construction Corporation for the full depth reconstruction of Winter Street, including water & sewer mains and service connections and sidewalks
  • The Contractor is scheduled to mobilize and install erosion and sedimentation control starting the week of March 20th, weather permitting
  • Construction is scheduled to be complete by Fall 2023

Projects to Resume Spring 2023

Information & Notification

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