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DPW Construction Updates for the week beginning 9/17/2018

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For the week of September 17, 2018 Weather Permitting


Pothole Update 

  • This week the DPW crews have finished street sweeping Ward 6 and are currently working in Ward 5. No potholes were repaired due to inclement weather. 

Hinckley Street 

  • Ludlow Construction will be working on Hinckley Street this week, continuing to finish up the project. 
  • This work includes line-painting, constructing two short retaining walls, installing concrete steps, miscellaneous clean-up, and loam and seed. 
  • Police Officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic flow. 

Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam 

  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC plans to remove the last remnants of the base of the dam this week. 
  • Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel will be restored to its natural course. 
  • A pedestrian access pathway is being installed to the left abutment of the former dam. 

Chesterfield Road 

  • Palmer Paving will be reclaiming Chesterfield Road starting Wednesday, September 19
  • Detours will be in place around the construction zones from Chesterfield Rd and Spring St through Dimock St and possibly Reservoir Rd, Main Street Leeds and Spring Street. 
  • The project includes replacement of the water line, drainage improvements and reconstruction of the roadway 

Downtown Paving – Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving – Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue. Downtown Northampton Paving Project - Summer/Fall of 2018 

  • The City of Northampton’s 2018 Paving and Roadway Improvements project commenced on August 6th, 2018. The roadways to be repaved in the downtown area this construction season are Pleasant Street (between Main Street and Hockanum Road), Hampton Avenue (entire length), Wright Avenue (entire length) and Fulton Avenue (entire length). The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland. One-way traffic will be maintained, but there may be short duration road closures during certain phases. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible. 
  • The work for the week of September 17th is as follows: 

Monday (9/17) – Excavate and grade Wright* and Fulton Avenues

Tuesday (9/18) – Excavate and grade Hampton Avenue

Wednesday (9/19) – Pave first layer of asphalt on Hampton, Fulton, and Wright* Avenues

Thursday (9/20) – Reset granite curb & adjust structures on Hampton, Wright* & Fulton Avenues 

Friday (9/21) – Reset granite curb & adjust structures on Hampton, Wright* & Fulton Avenues 

* No on-street parking will be allowed for September 9th to 14th. 

Pleasant Street 

  • Columbia Gas will be installing new gas services on Pleasant Street. Motorists should EXPECT DELAYS and seek alternate routes if possible. The work is anticipated to be complete in September. 

Clement Street Bridge 

  • N.E.L. Corporation will be painting metal components that have been exposed by member replacements. Additional parts are being fabricated for the remaining structural work. Anticipated project completion is in October. Actual reopening of the bridge will depend on MassDOT approval of the completed work. 
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist use of the bridge will be allowed except during active construction. 


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