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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Department of Public Works Construction Update for the Week Beginning July 22, 2019


DPW Construction Update for the Week Beginning July 15th, 2019.  Weather Permitting.

Highway Division Update

  • Last week, Public Works repaired potholes on Nonotuck Street, Industrial Drive, Atwood Drive, Prospect Street, Elm Street, Butler Place, Hawley Street, Riverside Drive, and Old Springfield 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.
  • Street sweeping is in progress in Ward 1.

Burts Pit Road Paving Project

  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Burts Pit Road (Clement Street to Forest Glen Road). 
  • Final pavement course is scheduled for July 24, 25 and 26, subject to weather conditions. Access to driveways may be limited for a period of up to one hour following the placement of pavement. Coordination for access can be made with police details, DPW staff, and/or construction crews on-site.
  • Traffic will be limited to one lane during paving.

Chesterfield Road, Spring Street, Main Street (Leeds), and Cross Street Paving Project

  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for paving and roadway improvements on Chesterfield Road (Westhampton town line to Kennedy Road), Spring Street (Dimock Street to Col. Lavalley Lane; Meadow Street to Pine Street), Main Street - Leeds (Spring Street to 535 feet northerly at the Mill River bridge), and Cross Street (Florence Road to Bliss Street). The scope of this project includes pavement reclamation, cold in-place recycling, line painting, and drainage improvements. 
  • On Cross Street, drainage installation is ongoing and is to continue through the week.
  • On Spring Street, structures are to be lowered throughout the week.
  • Mobilization and drainage install is anticipated to begin toward end of the week for Chesterfield Road.

Bridge Road and Glendale Road Paving Project

  • The City has contracted with Warner Bros for paving on Bridge Road from 100 feet west of Juniper Street to Hatfield Street and Glendale Road from 230 feet south of Westhampton Road to the Easthampton Town line. The overall schedule is May 13 to August 21. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • On Bridge Road, the Contractor will install asphalt curb and scored concrete islands.
  • On Glendale Road, the Contractor will install drainage improvements.

Flood Control System Maintenance Project

  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system.
  • Minor work to complete the project will be ongoing throughout the month of July.

Roberts Meadow Watershed

  • The City contracted with Goodnow Trucking of Winchester, NH for the sale of timber in two white pine stands in Roberts Meadow. This logging operation began in 2018, but was paused due to ground conditions. This project continue through early August.

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 includes construction signage installation, survey, work on the northbound I-91 off ramp and utility relocations.
  • Questions about the project should be directed to MassDOT District 2.

Baker Hill Road

  • The Department of Public Works will be reconstructing a portion of Baker Hill Road this week, in the vicinity of #36-65. This work includes excavation and pavement.
  • Expect minor delays during this construction.

Clement Street Bridge

  • The City has contracted with NEL Corp to remove and replace the Clement Street bridge deck protective surfacing and repave 30 feet at the deck approaches.
  • Beginning Monday, July 22, the Clement Street Bridge will be CLOSED for approximately six weeks and detours will be in place.

Pavement Markings 

  • The City has contracted with Hi-Way Safety Systems to repaint pavement markings across the City. This includes double yellow center lines, white edge lines, speed hump markings, arrows, railroad markings, and crosswalks.

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