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Posted on: March 30, 2018

DPW Construction Update for the Week Beginning March 25, 2019


Highway Division Update

  • Last week, the DPW repaired potholes on Bridge Road, Chesterfield Road, Montague Road, Spring Street, Glendale Road, Hatfield Street, Burts Pit Road, Reservoir Road, Masonic Street, Cardinal Way, Dimock Street, Meadow Street, Look Park Round-about, Florence Street, and Island Road.
  • To report a pothole, please submit a request for Pothole Repair.  The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified, they will be addressed.

Burts Pit Road Paving Project

  • The City has contracted with Palmer Paving for pavement reclamation on Burts Pit Road from Clement Street to Forest Glen Road. 
  • The project primarily involves paving with some drainage improvements between Florence Road and Clement Street and in the vicinity of Deerfield Drive, Rural Lane, and Woods Road.
  • The overall schedule is from March 25 to August 15. Emergency vehicle access and one-way traffic will be maintained, but there will be several days of road closures between Clement Street and Florence Road between 7am and 2pm. There will be traffic delays. Please seek alternate routes if possible.
  • For the week of March 25: The contractor will be marking out the project, installing erosion and sedimentation controls, and installing tree protection. 

Burts Pit Road Sliplining Project

  • The City has contracted with Aqua Line Utility to "slipline" two culverts that convey streams under the road, which involves inserting new pipes into the existing culverts to repair them.
  • There are two locations, a twin culvert near #947 Burts Pit Road and a culvert near #1021 Burts Pit Road.
  • The project will begin on February 25. The duration of the project is expected to be one month.
  • The contractor will require lane closures during construction, and there will be traffic police to allow one-way traffic at all times.

Bridge Road at Cooke Avenue

  • The City has contracted with Dagle Electric Corporation to upgrade the traffic signal and controls at the intersection of Bridge Road, Cooke Avenue and Jackson Street.
  • Dagle will be on site Monday-Thursday installing new signal heads and wiring the new traffic control cabinet. The existing signals will continue to operate normally until the new signals are placed in service.
  • Temporary stoppage of traffic may be required during certain operations. Motorists should use caution in the work zone, expect delays and seek alternate routes, if possible, and obey police details directing traffic.

Chesterfield Road at Kennedy Road - Upper Roberts Meadow Reservoir Dam

  • SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC has removed the dam and completed the in-water work. Initial restoration of the staging area is complete and final restoration of the staging area and access roads will be completed in the spring of 2019. 
  • The project has removed the Upper Roberts Reservoir Dam and restored the Roberts Meadow Brook stream channel to its natural course. 

South Street Bridge at Mill River Diversion Channel

  • The City has contracted with Northern Tree Service to perform vegetation removal and maintenance work on portions of the flood control system.  
  • The bridge on South Street near Earle Street that crosses the Mill River diversion channel includes flood control structures. 
  • Trees adjacent to the flood control structures have been removed with stump removal expected in the spring.

Downtown Paving - Pleasant, Hampton, Wright and Fulton

  • The project commenced in August 2018 and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue. 
  • The contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland, MA.
  • Work is complete for the winter season. Remaining punch-list work will be completed in the spring of 2019.

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