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Posted on: November 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Construction for the Week of November 27th

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Highway Division Updates

  • Last week, the Highway Division:
    • Repaired potholes on Crescent Street and Henshaw Avenue
    • Patched trench cuts on Grant Avenue and Nonotuck Street
  • Lovefield Street remains closed
  • Annual ward street sweeping operations:
    • Continue in Ward 1
    • Complete in Wards 2, 3, 4 and 5
    • Wards will be swept in the following order this year: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 7, 6
  • 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
  • To report an issue with a traffic sign, please submit a request via the Traffic Sign Issue Form

Damon Road Reconstruction

  • MassDOT has contracted with Gagliarducci Construction, Inc. to reconstruct Damon Road from the bike path to just beyond the intersection with Bridge Road, King Street and North King Street
  • The project will provide intersection and traffic signal improvements, extended sidewalks, a shared use path and other safety improvements
  • The project is scheduled to be completed by July 2024
  • The Contractor will be installing granite curb between the railroad crossing and Damon Place and paving the intermediate course on driveways between Industrial Drive and Damon Place this week
  • One-way alternating traffic will be maintained at all times with police/flagger details assisting with traffic control; motorists should expect delays
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #608236

Dryads Green Extension Drainage & Slope Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Geeleher Enterprises Inc. to construct drainage and slope improvements from the end of Dryads Green Extension to the Mill River; work also includes roadway drainage improvements
  • The project is substantially complete
  • Site cleanup and installation of a grate in the outfall pipe will occur in the coming weeks
  • The path from Dryads Green Extension to the Mill River remains closed until further notice

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:
    • Daytime right lane closure Monday through Friday this week, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for site access
  • I-91 northbound:
    • No traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • Route 5:
    • Daytime shoulder closures Monday through Friday this week, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for concrete and slope work
    • Motorist should be alert and use caution as trucks will be entering and exiting the work zone; police details will assist with traffic control
    • Nighttime closure is scheduled from Monday, December 11th to Thursday, December 14th; a detour (pdf) will be in place
  • Hockanum Road:
    •  No traffic impacts are anticipated this week
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2, project #606552

Leeds Pressure Reducing Valve

  • The City has contracted with GEG Construction for water system improvements that include an above grade pressure reducing valve (PRV) connected to the 36-inch transmission main in Haydenville Road across from Scotti’s
  • The project will allow for the eventual demolition of the Audubon Road water storage tank
  • The project is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2023
  • The switch-over to the new system and pressures will occur in the coming weeks

Levee Toe Drain Improvements

  • The City has contracted with Ludlow Construction Co., Inc. for the installation of manholes along the land side of both the Connecticut and Mill River levee systems
  • The project involves the installation of 28 new manholes and inspection of the toe drains running parallel to the levees via CCTV
  • The project is complete

Pavement Markings

  • The City has contracted with Markings, Inc. to repaint pavement markings across the City including double yellow center lines, white edge lines and lane lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings and crosswalks
  • The Contractor will be painting overnight this week, beginning at 9:00 p.m.

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 project is substantially complete
  • Public Works and/or the Contractor will be on-site continuing post-construction inspections throughout the Fall

Projects to resume Spring 2024

An overview of all current Public Works projects can be found by going to Current Projects.

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