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Posted on: March 30, 2018

DPW Construction Updates for the week beginning 11/19/2018


Week of 11-19-18, Weather permitting

Pothole Update

  • This week the DPW repaired sidewalks on Main and Pleasant Streets and repaired street cuts at Burts Pit Road and Winterberry Lane.  They also worked to remove broken curbs.  Snow plow preparations were also underway this week.  Street sweeping is currently focused in the Coles Meadow Road area.
  • The largest potholes are filled first to alleviate hazards to motor vehicles. As hazards arise and are identified they will be addressed.
  •  To report a pothole please visit:

Hinckley Street

  • Ludlow Construction may be working on Hinckley Street this week.
  • Remaining work includes reconfiguring a concrete step, and miscellaneous Punch List Items.
  • Police Officers may be on duty to facilitate traffic flow, if necessary.

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 will be completed this fall 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.  

Downtown Paving – Pleasant, Hampton, Wright and Fulton

  • The project commenced in August and includes Pleasant Street, Hampton Avenue, Wright Avenue, Cooke Avenue and Fulton Avenue Downtown Paving Project. The Contractor for this project is Warner Bros., LLC of Sunderland MA. Emergency vehicle access and 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. 
  • Week of November 19th to 23rd – Crews will be conducting miscellaneous work at various locations on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (no street work on Thursday).  Work  includes paving driveway and street aprons, finishing sidewalks, installing street markings, installing signs, and cleanup 
  • Please use caution and drive defensively during this period as the crews work to finish as much as possible before the snow falls. 

Nonotuck Street Speed Humps

  • The speed humps on Nonotuck Street have been temporarily milled off by Warner Bros., the Downtown Paving contractor. Warner Bros. will replace the speed humps with ones that have a slightly different geometry.

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. Tree and vegetation removal adjacent to the bridge is anticipated to continue for several weeks. One way traffic will be in place during certain removal operations.      

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